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Corn Exchange Report.

The following is the Corn Exchange report for the week ending Friday^ May 2nd, 1890. On the week there is a somewhat better tone noticeable, in wheat, owing probably more to the depletion of stock than to any marked increase in value. Much difficulty is experienced in getting tf ucks at country stations and this where shipment by, a particular vessel is required means perhaps the loss of a market through the department endeavour to give precedence, to • shipping orders. Storage is difficult to obtain in Ly ttelton, as even with the large output the grain coming forward is apparentlytestingthe Port's storage capacity to the utmost. With respect to oats and barley last week's remarks apply. -In peas and beans the market is listless, an exception must be made however, in the demand for Prussian Blue peas for culinary purposes. Grass seed, no demand can be looked for until Spring when" as stocks will be short prices will be maintained. Potatoes—Derwents, business has been done at 40s per ton at country ' stations, but buyers seem disinclined to operate except at a concession on this price. Dairy produce unaltered. The following,are. ,our. quotations for the week:— i Wheat.—Tuscan 2s lid to 3s; Pearl 2s lOd; Hunters 2s 8d to 2s 9d ; chickwheat, whole 2s 2d to 2s 4d, broken 2s. Oats.—Milling Is 7d ; short stout* feed] Is 6d ; inferior and long Is 4d to Is sd'. Barley.—Prime malting 3s ; medium 2s 6d to 2s 9d ; feed Is 9d. Peas. —Prussian Blues (true) 3s. Beans.—2s 7d, Ryegrass.—Machine dressed 4s 6d to 4s 9d; farmers clean samples 3s to 4s; cocksfoot bright heavy seed up to 161bs 1 weight 4d ; lower grades 3d to 3|d according to quality ; light and inferior 2d to 2|d. Potatoes.—Derwents for forward delivery 37s 6d to 40s at country stations ; kidneys 30s to 32s 6d. Dairy Produce.—Butter 6|d to 7d ; cheese, loaf 3|d ; large size 3d. The above quotations are those paid to farmers for delivery f.0.b.. Lyttelton sacks extrai Potatoes excepted.

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Corn Exchange Report., Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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Corn Exchange Report. Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890