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The following Is the Corn Exohange report for the week ending Friday, May 31*t:—

The grain deliveries from the country are showing a deotded falling off, bnt potatoes are now boiqg delivered la large quantities. Sydney continues to be our chief outlet, and all available spaoa Is eagerly taken up. Prices, however, have not been so good. The Sydney market has been several times glutted during the past month, and after each glut the values have hardly oome baok to their previous figures. The Home market for wheat bat had a downward tendenoy for some time past, but (t Is noteworthy that the shipments afloat to the United Kingdom are gradually getting smaller. A few lines of pearl wheat are being risked Home when exceptionally low freights are offdied. The week's transaotlom In oats hav? n °t b oen Iar 8 e b at fc he market has closed with rather a better feeling. No doubt this Is owing to the firmness In Melbourne. At present, however, Christobnroh Is not doing muoh business ; onr Southern nelghbori are cutting ns out as regards prloes. Barley has a fair enquiry for prime shipping paroels, medium, however, Is dull and bard to quit, potatoes are offering freely, but buyers are shy at giving over our quotations, and Tasmania Is still playing a conspicuous part with the tuber. Cocksfoot has an nooaslonal enquiry, but ryegrais is dull. Dairy produoe shows no sign of Improving In spite of the advancement of tfro seapon, Our quotations are as follows : —

Wheat— -Prime Tuscan, 3s 8d to 3i 9d ; Pearl and Hunter's, 3s 41 to 3s 6d ; seoond quality, 3j ; ohioken wheat, 2i 61 to2i 91.

Oats.— Milling, %\ 103 ; short stout feed, 2 > 81 ; ordinary, 2a 4d to 2i Od. Bablby. — Prime malting, 3a 9d to 3i lOd, medium, 3s to 3j Cd.

Beans, 3b 2i to 3s 3d. Peas— Prussian Blues, 3) 6d to 8s 8d ; feed 3a to 3a Id

Grass Sebd— Maohlne dressed, 3a 9 1 to 3s lOd ; farmers' paroels, 2a 9i to 3i 33 ; Cocksfoot, prime. 3d ; farmers' dressed, 2dto2jl.

Potatoes, 50s to 52s 6d at oonatry stations,

Dairy Pboduoe— Botter, 6d to 91 for prime > t Ohdeie, S&d to 4 f. Tbo' »boye prfpea are those paid to flimfll f o» a»lfVor'y f. o;b, $»okl tptri.

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CORN EXCHANGE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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CORN EXCHANGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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