Corn Exchange Report.
- . Isf' The following is the Corn Exchange report for week ending Friday, May 16tlv: Complaints from farmers reach us almost daily as to the difficulty ■of obtaining trucks for the transit of grain to LyttelI' ton. ■ A farmer "whose letter appears in Thursday's "Press," shows the troubles a producer in his district has to put up with. It does seem rather hard lines to have to wait at a station from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on the off chance of getting trucks. Seriously this method,-or rather want', of 'method in!'working the lines should be enquired into. The wheat market is firm ■at quotations, the latest English cables ..having ..given strength .to the enquiry.; millers have advanced the price of flour. Oats—Except really prime heavy milling (say 481bs to the bushel) are neglected. Barley still continues a drug, only an extensive prime parcel tempting buyers. Beans—The London market being the only outlet, values are ruled, by home prices, and they do not allow a margin over our quotations for shipment. PeaspBlue Prussians of extra quality are most in demand, whilst feed sorts see but little business: •*' Potatoes (derwents). —Owing to : the-extensive shipments to Sydney f ron) all parts of the .colonies prices there have given way, and this has had a bad effect on the market here, where values ihjav.e, receded. Dairy Produce—The same dulness prevails. both in cheese and butter that has been noticeable during the past few weeks. , The following are our quotations for the week :— Wheat—Tuscan, 3a','to 3s Id; Pearl, 2s lOd to 2s lid ; Hunters, 2s 9d ; chick wheat, whole, 2s 4d ; broken, 2s to 2a 2d. Oats—Milling, Is 7d*; short heavy feed, Is6d. ,-,' v . '-... , Barley—Prime malting, 3s; medium, 12s; 3d to 2s 6d ;, feed, Is 6d to Is 9d.. Beans, 2s 6d. Peas—Prussian Blues, 2s 9d to 3s; feed sorts, 2a 6d./ ; "Potatoes—Dotwents, 35s at country stations within a.radius of 12 miles.
- Dairy —Butter, 6d to 7d ; ■ cheese/ small loaf shape, 3£d ; large sizes, ,/3d k;r . <-. *v :\ ■ : ~ THe above quotations' are those paid to farmers for delivery, i'f.o.b., Lyttelton. f Sacks extra.. Potatoes excepted. \
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Corn Exchange Report., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890
Corn Exchange Report. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890
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