[PEK PKESS ASSOCIATION.]
Wellington, May 22. The complete agricultural returns are published in the "Gazette." The total number of holdings is 38,178, an increase of 243] in the year. The area of wheat decreased by 26,292 acres,-the total being 335,861 acres, producing 8,448,506 bushels. The area of oats increased by 58,846 .acres; from 367,225 to 428,071, the yield being 13,673,584 bushels. Barley shows a small decrease. - The acreage was 42,402 acres, the yield 1,342,823 bushels. There were 30,577 acres of potatoes, pro ducing 159,729 tons. There were 352,903 acres in turnips or rape and 45,889 in hay, yielding 65,476 tons, 5820 tons less than last year; 25 acres of tobacco yielded, 11,3701b dried by hand. In garden there were 8568 acres, in orchard 15,771, and in plantations of forest trees 28,928. There are 197 ensilage stacks in the colony. The return of cattle gives 762,358, Auckland having 190,000, Wellington 152,000 Otago 142,000, Taranaki 99,000, and Canterbury 88,000.
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Agricultural Returns., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 23 May 1890
Agricultural Returns. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 23 May 1890
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