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CORN EXCHANGE

The following h the Corn Exohange report for the week ending Friday, May 3rd : — Since ■ ur last the grain business ;,as been carried on at a brisk rate. Considerable traneact'oas are dally taking place In both whe<*t and oats, Tuscan being all taken for Sydney, and the ohlef part of the Hontfei 'a going luto the London ships, Oats hav-i come more into notice duriug the w t*k, but prioea do not Improve, the ckm*nd being more of a speculative character than wheat. Barley is dull, and it is difficult to quit except prime ma'tlng. Potatoes are now balng offered, but sales are not large on aooount of buyers and seller views as to value being diversified.

Freights to London are plentiful and easy terms oan be arranged to Sydney ; available epaoe is quickly tafcen up at current rates. Tba following are our quotations for the week : — Whbat- Tuscan, good demand at 3s lid to 4s ; Pearl and Hunter's are not so muoh required and range from 3s 6|i to 3 s 8d ; ohlok Is worth 3a to 3s 2d, and broken 2s6ito2* lOd.

Oats— Milling are worth 2s 9d to 2s lOd; short heavy feed 2s 81 to 23 9i ; long and inferior grades 2d 61 to 2s 7d.

Barliy — Prime malting remains at 3s 91 to 3i JOd, but second and medium quality Is dull at 3s 3d to 3s 5d ; feed Is quiet at 2< 8d to 2s lOd. Beaks are offering freely at 3s 4d ; blue peas are dull at 3s 6d to 3) 83, feed sorts are worth 3a to 3s 3d.

Potatoes— Derw6nts find buyers at 50 * at country stations, but prices are expected to improve

Grass Seed— Machine dressed is going ont m small quantities at 3s 9d to 4a, but farmers' lines are not quite so brisk at 2s 9d to 3s. Cocksfoot varies aooord ing to weight and quality from 2£d to 2|d. Dairy Produce — Butter remains quiet at 91 to lOd ; Cheese is d<>ll at 4d to 4}d Ihe above prices are those paid to farmers for delivery f,o b. sacks extra.

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CORN EXCHANGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2126, 4 May 1889

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