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■♦ ■ ■ ■- ■■ Ohbistohuroh, February 27. The weather w«i unpropiiloua for the market to-day, olouds of dast making things verj unpleasant. The attendance was good. The entry of atook, particularly of aheep, was very Urge. Fat Lambs. — Fully 1200 lambs, generally of fair quality, were yarded. The supply wai oat of proportion to the demand, though anything specially good VII snipped np for freetlng. Prloea dropped a little In coneeqaenoe of the large quantity, nothing having realised within 9d to la a head of laat week* quotations. Ona very oholoo line waa withdrawn at 9j 91 From 6a to 8s was the ruling price. Ftorb Shkbp. — Despite the very Urge entry a good sale was effected, surprising dealera who bad expeoted very low figures, owing to the continued dry weather. Farmers, however, are securing breeding Hn'js at fair rates, while wethers fetched boiling down prices. The following lines Indloate the state of the market : - 2000 merino wethers from Oragleburn Estate were aold f or 2 1 ; a line of mixed yonng orossbredg were disposed of at 7i 5d ; orossbred lambs realised froai 4i to 6i ; merino ewes ranged from 2s lid to 3a si. Fat fcHßßP.— There waa a foil entry of fat aheep, wbloh could not be considered up to the standard aa far aa quality 1b ooneerned. Best crossbred wether mutton r rallied 111 per lb ; merino and ewe, nu Fat Oattlh. — Only a moderate entry met with an uawllliog market, the price reallsod being leis than last week. Nothing of speolal quality was offered; The highest prise obtained was 16s 6d per lOOlbt. -~~ Oalvbs. — A fair entry met with a poor demand, nothing higher than 19a being obtained. Store cattle. — A. small number of stores and dairy oowa wero noon disposed of at prloes much the same aa previous sales. There was a very choice though small supply of plga, including aoraa excellent leaners for wbloh th^re waa the keenest competition. 3sd per pound was the. average for porkers.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2075, 28 February 1889

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2075, 28 February 1889