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Addington Stock Market.

[per press association.]

Christchurch, April 2,

There was a very full market, and a fair 1 amount of stock changed hands. The attendance was very large. .. ' | Store Sheep.—This was the best represented section of the sale. Better class sheep realised good prices and crossbred ewes brought 9s 9d. Some four and sixtooth half-bred wethers fetched 10s sd; while some two-tooths brought 10s. - Store ' lambs brought from 4s to 5s 4d ; and some old crossbred e'tves sold at'ftom 3s_lod to ss. Several lines of boilerß, merino ewes, sold at s3dto2slld. I . :'..'.'■.,. '?; x '. i Fat Lambs.—The same number as last, week were 6ffer'ed.'' Thefe^weref very few"" pens of really superior quality, and the general run of lambs for trade purposes brought 6s to 8s Bd.

Fat Sheep,—There were about 4000 entered, amongst them some: prime .sheep. The aale^wasilate in ;:commencjng,..q^ing to the heavy entry of stores, but good quality wether or maiden ewe mutton .held former values and there was .a keen-demand for good quality which fetched 2d to 2^d. ]?at Cattle. —The' 6ntiy was "domparatively small, only. 136 head being yarded. There was nothing special in the, shape of prime beef, though the entry was a fairly even one. Prices ruled much the same as last <week—from 16s to 18s per dOOlbs for best ox or heifer, and from l2s6cTtp. 14s for cow beef. .«?o;:0 -^ .

Store Cattle.—The store pens were only poorly filled,' and that with low ccpafdij^oned yonng stbck,'for whicn there was a very poor demand. Yearlings sold at from 13s to 225, and two-year-olds, mixed, brought from 27s to 325. About sixty dairy cows were offered, of which the greater portion found purchasers at .fair rates, good cows realising up to £7. Pigs.—The entry was a good one, consisting chiefly of porkers and stores, which sold at from 3s 'upwards.

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Addington Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890

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Addington Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890

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