ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET
-> . . ... Christohdroh, May 15. The Bale to-day waa almost on a par with last woek's as far as stook ia oonoerned. The pens for sheep were well filled but there was a decided deorease m the number of store Bheep, the sale of whioh was over early. The weather was oold, squally and uncomfortable. Fat Cattle.— The entry was small and the quality not up to the usual standard, consequently prioes dragged, though for any. thing of the beat, the reßult was muoh about I the same aa last week's, Any good steer beef realised 17s per 100 lbs. Store Oattlb;. — Thore was a very fair ontry of good sorts of. young oattle but some of the picked lines were withdrawn owing to the indifferent demand. Bight heifers rising two years old were sold at £2 The remainder of the entry of store oattle realised up to former quotations. Store calves fetohing up to 21b ; yearlings, mixed, ranging from 27s to 85s ; two year olde, to £2 7s 6d, and a few three year olds, realised up to £2 18a. Fat Sheep.— The sale of mutton was as well represented ub haa been the case reoently and the price kept up well despite the weather and small attendance, There were some prime lots'entered from the south wbioh fetched tbe full prioe of 2d per lb, but inferior sortß were considerably reduoed below that quotation and several mixed lines evidently sorted from various lots (to judge by their brands) had to be passed, aa the; djd, no] realise qwner'a expectations. The increased competition for picked lines of good freegerg appears to he due to the requirements of the new freezing works at Templeton. Fat Lambs. — There was a small entry, the quality not being up to the usual average. Store Sheep. — Only a few lines were sold comprising orossbred lambs whioh realised, from 4s lOd to 7s Id ; two-tooth wetherß up to 8b 6<3, and ewes up to 6a ud.; These last ' were full, mouthed,. Pias.— There was a very heavy entry of all | kindß of piga, Tue.v represented all olaßßes, and there is evidently a keen competition for anything like good sorts of baoonera. From ' BJd to 4d is about the prioe being given but : abything of a speoial quality realises a trifle - more.
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