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Ashburton Live Stock Market.

Mr' D. Thomas reports upon the live Stock Market in the Ashburton District for the fortnight ending 27th inst., as follows, viz. :—On Tuesday, 17th inst., I held my usual weekly sale of live stock in the Tinwald yards. The entry of stock wan a small one; biddings were slack, and all classes of stock, hogget* and store sheep especially, suffered a decline of from 6d to Is (3d per head on late rates, fat sheep only holding their own which .they .are /likely, to do^Sjtawucuiklambu made 4s 7d; Btore lambs, 7s 6d to 9s 6d ; *<wo-tooth' crossbrfecls, lls "9& to 12s 9d ; rmrm; 3ii iftdntolfianM-ttinMarinft wethers, (3s lid : • ftft: aossbreds, mixed scxes^los 9d ; fat. cr6sßbtad2+oQth. ewes, 17s 6d to 17s. lldj &«.,' &c." There wae'a very small entry of cattle. I cleared/all mine at from £4 2s 6d to £415s per head. On TJueaday,vtne 24th, I )ield my^usual salo'of live stook at t|iQ*Aslibtfi-toi>. Yards. The entry of stock was again a very small one, ■ the. attendance ,<)f buyers, farmers, and others being about'an ayerajjoV The demand for sheep was much brisker than at tho sale at Tinwald the paevions week, resulting-in the drop whjch then, occurred being fully recovered.'- My entry ebrimsted of about 2000. sheep, of various sorts, all of,.which, with !one..'ixceptioD^.l.sqld »fc values as under :—Fat sheep ran from 6s 6d to 8n for merino e^p^|fl|9d to 13s lid for crossbred ewss ; Jj6f&<M!l>rought—3o9 at 8s 2d, 317 at at 8s 3d, 145 at 9s, 143 at 10s Gd, 106st-lGs^od. : -I. also noticed several other lines.of good hoggets being sold at - fr<Mn. 9b 6d to 10s' 7d ; merino ewes,in lamb, 3s 9d to 6*'4d; crossbred ewes in' lamb, broken mouth', 7s 7d, etc.

During the fortnight I have sold the following- lines of fat'sHeepjTm. :-—4J2 miirid crossbreds at 18s lid, 809 ditto at 15s 6d, 780 ditto at 16s 6d, 417 at 12s 6d, and .221'-fat^e«^rß'at:l6flJM-; in • stores :L' have* sold 610'cro»dbredsewBs in lamb, 'fair' mouth,* '©s^ 1797 mixed twotooths at. 11b,' 600 mixed: two-tdotfas at lls' 6d,104 mixedi'Wo-toothft rt 12s 6d, etc. < For sound 1 mbuth crossbred aw«s in good condition and in lamb there is a great demand, also for 'hoggetff.vndlfafi^fleep. In cattle the demand ia next to nil, anil to an ;' auctions^: a"4«*|e ijard full of cattle is about as'heart breakiug -a job as he'can tackle.'- The fine 1 Has beeneiperienced'tJiroagh'the.wmter, no far, has kept the price of-tetore 'sheep up, ( but it would be as welHor farmers to remcmber-.that a day^ojireokoning may beatha&U^i SUL

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Ashburton Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2453, 28 June 1890

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Ashburton Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2453, 28 June 1890

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