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The following is the Corn Exchange report for the week ending Friday, February 15tb, 1889 :— With favorable weather the harvest operations are being pushed on with rapidity. Tbe principal part of the oats are already harvested, and farmers are now busy with the wheat ; a good deal has been thrashed out of the stook, and judg. ing from the samplers reports serious errors m many instances have been committed. Wheat coming to hand is m anything but prime condition, indeed some experienced farmers maintain that unless we have nor'west weather, the grain will not be fit to thrash for the next six weeks or two months, the dull dewy weather together with the gross undergrowth retaining the moisture for such a considerable time. The Australia, markets are very unsteady, and have all round a downward tendenoy. We shall expeot to see the London market rule our prioes, while Australia is expected to take our surplus supplies of oats and barley. Freights to London are easier, plenty now offering at 30s. Wheat— As yet, but few sales of new grain have been effected, apd prioes have as yet not been cleaily defined. Sellers ask 3a 6d to 3s Bd, while buyers are not prepared to advance over 3s 4d to 3s 6d for prime milliug. Fowls wheat varies from 2s 6d to 3s, according to quality. Oats -Sales are being made at 2a 3d to 2s 41 for short feed, milling commanding 2d advance Barley — Prime is being sold at 4s, second quality is not m favor at 3s 3d to 3« 6d. Peas and Beans — The former have a fair demand for Sydney market at 3s 3d to 3s 4d, but as yet there are few offering, are no beans iv the market. Gmss SEBDbas a good enquiry at 2s 6d to 2a 9 1 for farmers lines, Dairy Produce— Sydoey market for butter is still very unsatisfactory. Our local market his been quite as high as Sydney, on account of the large shipments to London. Prioes remain at 6d to 7d for prime. Cheese is quiet at 6d for loaf, and 4d to 4&d fo.* large and medium. Hie above prioeß are those paid for delivery, f.o.b, Lyttelton. Sacks extra. eMaMM..._____B___a-_MMB__M-__N-_-_-II

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CORN EXCHANGE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889

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CORN EXCHANGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889