HORSE MARKET /* - MR T. BOTLOCK. : Mr,T. Bullock reports for the week ending Saturday, March 29th :—29 horses were brought forward for the day's sale, and nearly all the best sorts offered were sold at satisfactory prices, especially the draughts, up to £24 being obtained for a 3-year-old draught colt unbroken.. Scrubbers of hacks, and inferior light harness horses were as usual difficulty dispose of., Farmers'generally consider their feed valuable at this season of the year, and now that sheep are paying so well prefer grazing them to keeping idle horses which are not likely to increase A m value. Out of the day's entry of 29, 14 changed hands at the following prices, viz.:—Draught mares and geldings, 4-year-olds, £21, £22 ; 3-year-old unbroken of a good stamp, £24; 4-year-old of a lighter description, £14 15s; aged, £11, £12; inferior, £4; horse and dray, £9 10s ; 2-year-old unbroken of a light description, £6 10s, £10 10s ; hacks and light harness horses, £2, £2 2s 6d, up to £5, according to description, with little \ demand. Saddle £117s 6d; harness and horse covers, also a quantity of sundries, at market rates.
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Saturday's Markets., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890
Saturday's Markets. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890
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