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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET

• ■ Ohbisxchubob, March 13. To-day market was slightly interfered with by rain which oommenced to fall In earnest before the sheep had beeu got through, bat though many hud attended unprepared foe it, they teamed delighted at the probable result to feed. The attendance was somewhat limited, and the entry of stock was below tae average of recent ■&lei. Fat Lambs. — The entry was above the average as far as quality wan concerned, but there wt a a want of spirited oompetltloo exoept for pioked linen, which maintained former rates. Other sorts met with an Indifferent oile. Etoke Shekf. — There was a large entry and sales were effected at the following quotations : — Orosebred ewes, mixed ages, 4j 6d to 6s 6d ; small laoabs, 3« lid to 4? 6d ; two-tooth crossbred wethers to 9j lOd ; merino ewe*, mixed ages, 2s and 3a Id ; cull merino wethers, Is Id ; good conditioned ditto to 3s ; and two-tooth crossbred mixed sexes to 8j 3,3. Fat Sheep — There was a moderate entry, and prices seemed at the early part of the sale to remain maoh the same as las* week. These were well maintained, and with the exoeptlon of one or two Instances whloh were considered to be bargains, the quotation for mutton is folly up t> l|d for best wetbee and l£d for ewe and other sorts. Fax Cattle, — There was little or no demand for beef. What did cell was considerably sacrificed, some good beeves being sold at leas than 14' 6d per lQOlbs, Inferior quality there was no sale for. Store Cattle — There was a email entry, best Hues of dairy cattle only being m demand. The entry of stores was very limited, a good many llnea being withdrawn. Pigs.— The pens were fairly well ailed with good sorts whinh gold well.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2087, 14 March 1889

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2087, 14 March 1889

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