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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET

■-■'■ •» I . _ OBBttTOHUBOH, March 6. The weather was delightful and the nttundsnca much better than reoently. Toere was a large entry m tbe various departments, particularly In lambs and Fat Lambs.— -Nearly 2000 lambs were yarded. A number of these, however, should have been olacslfied as stores. There was a decided drop In values, consequent upon tbe large entry, but anything of speolally good freezing quality sold •veil. Prioes for best lambs raugod from 7$ 6d to 9) 3d. Inferior sorts were dull of sale at from 91 to ls boluw last week's ptloes. Oala.Sb — There were only a fow calves irhlch fetched about the same price as haa been ruling for the past month. .Fat Sheep.— The market was easier than last week's.and the quality as a rule b>low the average of recent sales. Some Djwu sheep of good quality were m demand, and the prioe for these was well maintained at lf d per lb. Ewes and merino wethers, many of whioh should not have been assigned a position la the fat pens were sold at a reduction of _d per Ib on that prion. Medium quality continued to fetoh l_d per lb. I I.TOBB Sheep. —The entry of store sheep was confined to two or three llnes of merinos, whioh changed bands at tbe prioes quoted last week. i Store Uat.lb —The sale wis limited tp a few Hoes of small lots, from which no criterion as to values could be obtained. A good many dairy cows were sold at satisfactory rates. Cows In full profit realised to £6 6s ; dry and springers from £3 to £5 5i Fat Cattle —Tbe entry of thi. olass of stock was m derate, and the sale proceeded with more vigor than form uly, most of thosH entered boing sold at from 15i to 16i 61 per 100. b?, acoordiog to qU.llty, best ox beef running to a trill j .ver this. Pigs. — There was a large entry and a good demand, a consignment from the North Island finding purchasers at rather above ourrent rates Pork Is worth 3d tc *Jd per lb.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2081, 7 March 1889

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2081, 7 March 1889

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