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The following is the report for the week ending Friday, April 11th, 1890: The Easter holidays have interfered considerably with business, and transactions have been limited. Wheat still continuas to go forward to London on owners account, as the prices offered by buyers are a shade below anticipated returns : the margin, however, is very small, and by no means certain, as there is always a proportion of a cargo that does not turn out we.ll, and this, brings down the average price, Oats are quiet, the only demand being for milling and seed Tartarians, the latter," true to name, and hot the. hybrid varieties frequently shown as Tartars. Barley—The market is unchanged, but few parcels of prime malting are offering, whilst of second quality anci feed there is a superabundance. Beans are coining forward freely, and the season's sample will be above average, more attention apparently being paid to threshing. Grass $eed is somewhat slacker. Potatoes, D«rwents, great difference of opinion exists as to values which will be, ruled, by the crops in-, the siste,r colonies. Sales that have begn. made have been of a purely speculative nature, and values will not' be determined till later on. Dairy Produce, unchanged. '• The following are our week's quotations: — Wheat.— Tuscan, 2s lid; Pear^ 9s sd; Hunters, 2s,Bd.

Chickwheat,—\Vhole- 2s 2d to 4 2s 9d ; 'broken.,^. ■- . ' , " ■ ' •.. Oats,—Milling,. Is 8d; shor,t §tQuU^ed. Is 7d; inferior and long, ]# 4d Is sd, Barley.— Priin_e Malting," 3s j''medium, 2s 3d to S§ 9d j feed, Is 9d. Bkans, 2s 6d. Peas.—Pruesian ■ blues,. 3s for carefully threshed samples; broken, 2§t 6d te. 2s 9d. Grass Ssed. —Rye^ss, machine dressed, 4s 9d ; farniors clean parcels, 4s to 4s 3d ; Cocksfoot, bright heavy clean samples, SgA 4d ; light and discolored, 2.^1 to 3Jd. Dairy Produce.—Butter, OJd to 7d ; cheefcc, large sizes, 3.d to 31d ; small loaf shape, 4d. Tho above quotations are those paid to farmers for delivery f.o.b. Lyttelton, s sacks extra.

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CORN EXCHANGE REPORT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2399, 12 April 1890

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CORN EXCHANGE REPORT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2399, 12 April 1890

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