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Addington Live Stock Market.

[per press association.]

Chbistchitrch, May. 14., There was another very heavy entry of all classes of stock to-day. The attendance, was better. . !■',:■ Sxore Sheep.—The sale .was very, limited in .this department, there being very .little stock in forward condition, and little of no demand for them, ■ .

Fat Lambs.—Bather smaller entry, than : last. week with .nothing of exceptional -character. The trade secured their requirements at from. 8s to lls: ; Only oneor two, ] peris went at anything over this price. s „..'■'•'' Fat' Sheep.—A very,heavy entry of about 9000j of all classes of fat sheep gave rise to considerable discussion "as to their merits, and fthd prices ruling, on which^ the greatest? differences 'of' ppinion exist. The sale-opened-rather dull, the first few pens beingisecond quality of. crossbred ewes, which brought from 9s to ,11s 3<3 i per head; but it was hot long before some I very prime half breds realised up to 17s lOd, and as the sale proceeded prices; appeared to gradually improve throughout. Best mutton fetched from ; 2£d per lb; -• „ Fat Cattle/I—As \ a 'very heavy entry, comprising 230 head, of all 1 sortsj the demand fell off somewhat, and from' fOs-'to 15s per' head was 'the price at which it was estimated that cattle sold below last'week's quotations. Stoke Cattle.—There was very little business done in the store cafctle section, there being no special lines in demand. Dry cows sold at from £2 to £3 5s • some six-quarter-olds in backwardconditiononly realised from 19s to 21s, and a lot of poor calves were given away^at Vjfay $ low rates. ' "■■" •'*■*■-''■ • Pigs.—Another immense entry of pigs, principally porkers an'dj bacon. pigs^made' the fat stock yards lbolrexceedingly full. Prices rose Is per head, ,- „

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Addington Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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Addington Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2430, 15 May 1890

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