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» Messrs Williams and Bland report having held their weekly sale of horses on Saturday, 25th May, 1889. There was a large entry of horses, but the greater portion were a^ed and inferior; all gtfbd sorts sold readily. The great attraction of the day was 5 unbroken draughts from the Taieri, bred by Mrs John Niramo, and sold on her account at very satisfactory prices. We consider they were about the best lot of young horses ever submitted to auction m this district, and our opinion was well borne out by the prices they realised, viz : — A pair of chestnut fillies, 3 years old by "What's Wanted" out of Emperor mares fetched £72 ; a bay colt by Stanley, 3 years old, £26 10s ; a black ooltbV WaitaWee, 4 yeaisold, £26 ios; fay colt, 4 years, by Ben Lomer, 103; a 3 Tear old colt by Kelvin fetched j£i6 10s ; Medium draughts, £1$ to £& Hacks are not m demand unless they are really good sorts up to heavy weights fit for crO3S country. Cattle. — 3 springers at £$ eachProduce —Damaged wheat, 2s 6\T per bushel; chick wheat, 8s per bag; pig's fed, 5s 6d per sack ; potatoes, 8s to 9s (id per bag 3 mutton, 2d and i}£d per lb, Furniture at fair rates ; side saddle, £$ s*» We also have to report having held a o'earing sale at Mr Grice's farm m conjunction ' with Messrs Friedlander Bros, of horses, implements, iheep, &c There was a good attendance of buyer* and others and the prioes on the whole were very good. Horses ; And mares, ios, £17, £ 14; geldings, Zxo 10s, ,£iijos; 3 >ear old filly, £\\ ; fight harness horses and hacks, ios, £j, if t £St £z *Sh £2 ios, and £2 4s 6"d. Harness 1 Leading harness £1 <s, £l 2s 61, £1 } saddle and breeching, £2, £v saddle, £2 ss ; collar* hames, and winkers, £l, 12s 6d5 Cattle 1 18 to 24 month old steera, 365 ; heifer*, 3711 1 milch cows, £4 13s 6d, ios, £$ 101, £ 3; £2 15s. Sheep : 362 crosshred ewes m lamb, 5 7d. mplements : Crosskill roller, £& I harrows, £$ ; I).F. ploughs, £$ 5*. /»« 6A % Disc harrows, £6 15s ; drayi, to«,£l | Anglo American drill, £26 ios $ chaff cutter, £2, ios ; McCormick reaper and binder,, £\$ % Wo \&%. Xa 1 Cm. - <■-.■-. ■? .

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AUCTIONEERS' REPORT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2136, 28 May 1889

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AUCTIONEERS' REPORT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2136, 28 May 1889