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Ashburton Live Stock Market.

Mr D. Thomas (late of Matson, Cox, and Co.) reports upon the Live Stock Market for the Ashburton District for the week ending May 20th, as follows :—On Tuesday at the Tinwald Yards I held my usual sale of sheep, cattle, and pigs. The total entry for the day's sale was 5230 sheep, 83 pigs, and 30 cattle, of which I sold 3662 sheep, 83 pigs, and 3 cattle. The attendance of farmers and graziers was fully uj> to the average, and all lines of good store sheep fit for turnips were well competed for. The following were the prices realised :—For medium fat crossbred ewes, 8s 8d to 8s 9d. In stores, fit for turnips, 2-tooth crossbred ewes and wethers 10s Gd, 10* lOd, 10s lid, to 12s 3d; do. very near fit for freezing, 14s, 14s (id ; 2-tooth ordinary stores, JKs Id ; crossbred ewes in lamb, poor condition, 6s 8d ; merino ewes in lamb, 3s 9d to os ; boilers, Is 9d to 2b 3d. In Pigs : Porkers 27s ; small, 17s Gd ; stores, 9s Gd to 14s. In Cattle : Springers, £5 17s Gd. On Friday, May lGth, I held a most successful clearing sale on the farm of Mr James Lemon, Lauriston, when the whole of his stock, implements, and horses were disposed of at most satisfactory prices, viz., old reaper and binders, £4 15s, £8, £15 10s ; h.p. and chaff-cutter, £15 10s ; oate, Is 2d ; crossbred lambs, 2nd quality, 7s 4d ; Duncan drill, £20 ; rollers, £215s to £6; disc harrows and seed sower, £13 10s; horses, all aged, £7 io£l8; 3-years-old, £18 15a ; traps, £14 15s to £19 and sundries at satisfactory prices.

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Ashburton Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 24 May 1890

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Ashburton Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 24 May 1890

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