East Street Horse Bazaar.
Bland and Humpherys report on the the horse market, etc,, for the week ending Saturday, 7th June :—There was-a large attendance of farmers arid others and the sale throughout was. the briskest we have had for many weeks past, in fact it made one think that the depression in horse flesh had passed away. 43 horses were yarded for the day's sale, of which 24 changed hands at considerably increased values on former sales. The following are the prices realised for those sold: —On account of Mr Daniel McKendry we sold a 5-year-old hunter, the best we have seen for some time, at £25 10s, Mr Dennis McKendry being the purchaser ; on account of Mr C. Fawcett, a grey gelding, at £12 5s ; light harness horses, £15 10s, £8 ss, £8 10s and £8 ; a line of 10 hack colts, and fillies from Mesopotamia brought £6.105, £7, £9, £810s, £9 10s, £10 10s; £10 15s, £11, £11 and £13; medium draughts brought £12 ss, £13, £19 10s, £21 10s, £16 ss, £17 ss, £10 10s and £13 10s; aged draughts, £7 to £101; yearling draught colts and fillies, from £5 to £13 ; hacks, £6 10s, £5 and £7 ; aged do, £1 to £3; an aged pony brought £5 7s 6d.
Sundries—Gig', £10 ; old dray, £4 17s; 6d ; double furrow ploughs, £4 12s 6d and £5 ; harness and horse covers at good value ; potatoes, 4s to 4s 3d ; onions, Id per lb ; carrots, 2s 6d per sack; oats, Is to' Is 4d per bushel.
On Thursday, sth June, we held a very successful clearing sale at Mr Thomas Langley's homestead, Dromore, when every lot was cleared at prices already quoted. ;
During the week we sold privately to a Christchurch buyer a line of 40 head of fat steers and heifers at owner's reserve.
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East Street Horse Bazaar., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890
East Street Horse Bazaar. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890
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