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Addington Live Stock Market.

Christchurch, July 2., The weather was of a very wintery description. The sale was somewhat limited m extent owing to the past few days of similar weather. ■ Stose Sheep—About 2500 were yarded, principally crossbred ewes m lamb, and some iambs. Ewes m lamb realised from 7s Id to 9s 7tl. A line of extra quality twotooths brought up to 13s, while two, four, and six tooth ewes fetched between 8s 9d and 9s. Some sound mouthed ewes were sold at from 7s to 7s lOd. Some merino wethers changed liands at prices similar to recent quotations. Fat Lambs—Only twelve pens of lambs were offered, but these realised up to 15s as they A'ere of excellent quality. Fat Sheep—Over 4000 were yarded m ■the fat pens, though many were unfit for the distinction given them, and generally the quality was inferior, to what is usually seen m Addington Market. Some prime crossbred wethers were sold at 22s 6d, and these were amongst the best m the yards, while a line of Horsley Downs lialf-bred, which brought up to 17s 10s, were eagerly snapped up by buyers for export. Fat Cattle —One hundred and sixty-nine head were offered, and the greater portion were sold at prices similar to those obtained at recent sales—from 18s to 21s per 1001 b. PiGS-*-T,here was a fair entry, most of them fit for the knife.

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Addington Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2457, 3 July 1890

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Addington Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2457, 3 July 1890

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