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Addington Live Stock Market.

[per press association.] Christchurch, May 21. Store Sheep.—There being only a small entry the sale was soon over. 'A good demand existed for sheep fit to be placed on turnips for topping up for fattening, with the result that a rise.of from 7d to 8d a head on former quotations was obtained. Some forward two-tooth mixed crossbreds realised 12s 3d. Mixed ages ewes sold at from 8s 6d to 8s lid ; young merino wethers, 4s ; and lambs from 7s fc> 9s 6d. • . Fat Lambs.—About 1300 lambs were entered in the fat pens, of which a fair proportion were prime freezers, for which a good demand existed. Some realbeauties fetched from 16s to 16s 9d, while'a special line of them were bought at 20s 3d. ; Fat Sheep.—There was a moderate entry of fat sheep, principally crossbred ewes. Some of these were of very prime quality, and led to considerable competition amongst the trade. - There were very few pens of freezing wethers, which, however, appeared to maintain their value, some prime pens realising upto 32s 6d a head, while anything approaching the quality necessary for export went well into double figures. Fat' Cattle. —Of 175 head yarded, there were not many of really prime beef. The demand was very slack. Of those disposed of, the price had to submit to a reduction equal to about Is to Is 6d per hundred,, while inferior quality was very dull of sale. There was a general feeling of uncertainty pervading the market, in consequence of a report that some of the primest beef from the North Island would be on offer next week, added to this, stocks have been pretty good lately aud butchers are fairly supplied. Store Cattle.—The entry of store cattle was limited chiefly to dry cows and a few lines of young stock, for which the prices obtained were unsatisfactory. Pigs. — There was another immense entry of pigs, including baconers and porkers. In spite of the new arrangement, the sale of pigs did not conclude till nearly five o'clock. Prices for baconers wore slightly better than last week, in consequence- of a fresh demand for anyhing of a good quality from-a new s jurce.

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Addington Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 22 May 1890

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Addington Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 22 May 1890