Mr D. Thomas (late of Matson Cox and Oo) reports upon the live itoefc market for the Aahbnrton district for the week ending April 30, as follows :— On Tuesday at the Aahbnrton yardi I held my usual weekly sale of aheep, cattle, and plgfl. There was a large entry for the day, consisting of about 11 000 sheep, 20 bead of cattle and 60 pies, of whioh I sold 6117 aheep, 3 bead of oattle and 57 pigi. The attendance of buyers wis abore the average, the bidding for sheep throughout waa spirited and every Una wai sold at satisfactory piloea, a marked advance being notloeable m any aheep fit foe turnlplng I sold fat orosabred ewes and wetheit from 8i 61 to U« 3i ; good condition 2 and 4 tooth orosabred ewes and wethers from 10s lOd to lla 6d ; oiombred lambs 4i lid to 8s } crossbred ewea 4* 2d to 8i 5d • meilno ewes 2i 6i to 4| sd; boilers 2s 31 to 2s 7<J ; Rams— Border Laloester ram lambs H?i ; aged , rams l2* 6d to £1 8s ; Pigs— Small 111, 1 12s, 15s 61 ; porkers 20a, 21s 6d to 28i : I —Oattle at late rates.
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