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Ohbistohuboh, February 20. The weather to day was not as com* fortable as might have been wished. The attendance was limited aad the competition In some lines, particularly In cattle, far from keen.

Fat LiUS3 — There was not bo large an entry as has been the case lately and the demand being Increased In proportion the advance was very maoh In favor of vendors; values being at least tl per head In advance of former quotations. Fat Oattlb — The supply of beef WH considerably m ezoees of the demand rind the oonsequenoe was the withdrawal of several lines of prime bollocks. What sold realised for best quality 16s pM 100' b, Inferior being out of tonoh with bnyers and not finding favor at all.

Stobe Cattle. — The very large entry of stores and dairy oows proves that grazing Is fcecomlng a&eoted by continued dry weather, whloh likewise acoounts In some measure for the want of speculation apparent throughout the s»le. Prices are unchanged,

Fat Shbb*.— -The entry comprised about 3000 sheep amongst which were some prime lota of down oroisbred wethers and ewes for whloh active demand wag made: These fully maintained their prioa and as the tale advanced oansed a rise of from 6d to Is per head on the prioe quoted last week. In one ot two instances, the prloe obtained wai oloie up to 2d per lb, while generally I|l and may be taken as the standard quotations throughout the day. Store Sheep.— The pens allocated to this class cf stock were better filled to-day than has been the case ilnoe shearing commenced. Some good qaallty merino stores sold at fair prices and. generally ths values obtained were satisfactory. Prices on the whole shewed no alteration.

Pigs and Calves.— A comparatively small entry met with a good demand former prices being well maintained.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889

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