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Addington Live Stock Market.

■iS9^ : Christchtjrch, June 5. The attendance at the market to-day was limited compared with the last few weeks, which is due principally to the temporary cessation of work at the Belfast factory. The entry of fat stock was limited in proportion.

Store Sheep.—There was a very fair entry of store sheep of various classes, including lambs and turnipers. The former sold from 3s 6d to 8s 2d, according to quality.' Good qualitycrossbreds, fit for putting on turnips, realised 11s to 12s 6d, while a number of old ewes brought up to 5s 6d. •

; Fat Lambs.—There were very few fat lambs in, and the prices realised were about the same as last week, the demand being inactive.

Fat Sheep.—The smallest entry of fat sheep that the jwrds have held for some time showed that there was a cessation of freezing operations. Only about 3500 were offered, and of these there was only a small proportion suitable for export. The trade supplied themselves at a trifle under last week's prices and dealers secured seyjeltai : lines of freezers; at = from Is to ls:6d per head of a decline. •> Fat ©attle.—Of 152 head yarded, the chief attention centred in 38 out of 80 head that arrived from Palmerston North last week under rather unprbpitious circumstances. They were- undoubtedly the primest beef seen in these yards since last Christmas, and were sold by Messrs Pyne and Co. in pens of five. They realised from £7 15s to £10 10s a head. Whether this price will repay the speculators who went to the trouble of bringing them down is another question; but habitues of the yards, being anxious to encourage this class of importation, held out the hand of friendship to Messrs Birdling and Seffcon, and a very decent subscription was made towards their less during the day. Only half of the consignment was 1 offered to-day, the remainder being reserved till next week.

Store and Dairy Cattle.—The sale of store and dairy cattle was' limited and was marked with no revival in prices. Pigs. —Thero was another heavy entry of bacon pigs. Prices continue low.

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Addington Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890

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Addington Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890

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