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The following i> >:•* Uorn Exchange report fer tbe week < ding Friday, May 34th :- Markets all round are easier. The demand from Sydney side is not equal to the quantities offering, but shortly we expect to see this reversed as the deliveries are fast falling off, and bur wheat finds more favour m the Australian market duriug the colder weather. We were pleased that Mr Olivier was able to and sprout d grain has been foisted upon them. Farmers should not be open give theDubbe farmers' slander a most positive denial as regards the growing qualities of our wheat* It is quite evident that some damaged to such trickery The arrival of the ""Reaper" at Sydney has depressed that market, but we shall soon expect a revival as stocks now being chiefly m store will only be drawn as demand requires. Oats do not improve, our Southern neighbors at present are excecuting all the orders. Very little prime malting barley is coming forward, consequently the demand is strong at our quotations. Gross seeds are dull, the sowing season having passed. Potatoes are now m fall swing, and considerable, sales have been effected at 50s to 52s 6d at country stations, off the forks, while is ; required for forward delivery when they are pitted. There are buyers of dairy produce for the London market at 3j£d for cheese, and 7d for butter, local demand is limited. Shipping space is plentiful for London and to Sydney it is now more easily obtainable; large portions of it, however, areheii g taken for potatoes, so that the grain will not be got away any faster than heretofore. Our quotations areas foi* lows :— Wheat— Tuscan, 3s 8d to 3s 04 ; Hunter's and Pearl, 3s 4d to 3s sd ; second quality, 38 to 3s Id ; chick wheat, 2s 6d to 2S 9a, [ Oats— Milling, 28 Qd ; short feed, as yd to as 8d 1 long and inferior kinds, 2s 3d to as gd. Barley— Prime nulting 3s od to 3s iod j medium, 3s 4d to 3s 6d j. feed, 2s 6d to 2S 9d. Beans, 3s 2d to 3s sd. Peas— Prussian blues, 3s 8d to 33 icdt feed, 3s to 3s 2d. Grass Seed— Machine dressed, 3s Qd to 3s iod ; farmers! parcels, 2S ad to 3* 3d. Cocksfoot— Machine dressed, 2#d to 3d ; farmers' lines, 2d to 2#d„ Potatoes 50s to 52s 6d at country stations. Dairy Producj.— Butter, prime 8d to od j. cheese, 3#d to <id. The above prices are those paid to farmers for delivery f.0.b., sacks extra. j

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CORN EXCHANGE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2134, 25 May 1889

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CORN EXCHANGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2134, 25 May 1889