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OfIaisTOHUROH, July 16. r The weather was apieudid, and though there was a good deal of mad about the ■took presented a f»lt appearanoe. Oattlb — There w*a a large entry of fat oatile, la faot, a trifli m advance of trade rtqalrements J the quality was generally good. Piloea, however, fully held their own, excupt ia oases of interior quality. Bust heavyweight bullocks made from £6 to £8 16 1, and Inferior Itom £4 10, to £5 15i. Helf ars sold at prices ranglug up ; to £7, and oows from £3 10j to £6 10i. Yaluea were rather varied, ranging from 15s 6d to 17a 61 per 1001 b. Stores were a 1 mull entry consisting mainly of odd lots . if old oows aad poor-ooadttioued two and : three year olds. The demand was aoy- ; thing bat brisk, consequently prices show another alight falllug otf. Toe sale was ■ notable for the large number of with- ', di»wals, nearly half the cattle yarded . being passed In. Best dey ows brought I£2 16s to £4, yocng steers up to £2 12 i6d and yearltngo to £2 10s. Dairy oaule were fairly wall teprusented, both lv 1 regard to number and quality. Good > ojwa springing down to oaive were In good : demand, and prices were fully up to late 1 rates. For other sorts the enquiry was \ not great. Best ppriogaro matte up to £6 12» 6d, and Inferior oavtle from £2 to r £4 10j. i Sheep — The supply of fat sheep was • not Urge, bat tho quality was the best of ' the season. The sale oponed well, and < prices were high throughout, 18s being r frequently reached. First-clasß meriuos • were' p.omlnonb 'among tho entries, 1 and sold well, but: Inferior sheep 1 whether merinos or orosabreds were lower. Best mutton may be quoted at i 2£l per lb, while Inferior failed la some i cases to realise If i. ' Best oroasbred : wethers made from 16s to 18 > 61; Inferior, • from 7e 6d to 13s 9J ; orossbred ewes, 1 from 10s 6d to 16s 6d ; merino* of both 1 aexeo, from 7s 91 to 12i 6d. Very few 1 ntore sheep were penned ; they were of fair quality aad brought fully late rates. I Oroesbrod ewes sold from 5a to 9s Bd, oroasbred wethers to 9j 7J t and a line , of first-cross lambs made 8i 7d. Pias were lerß numerous than at reoent markets, bat the quality was extremely goodf and prices were the tarn higher, Baooners fetched from 45j to 66.', or from 3Jd to 4d per lb ; porkers 25s to 40 j.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2177, 19 July 1889

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2177, 19 July 1889