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Addington Stock Market.

Christchuech, July 23. The weather to-day, though cold, was fine. Stoke Sheep.—There was only a small entry. Some lines of mixed two-toOths brought 11s 9d, and wethers of the same age reached 13s lid; aged crossbred ewes sold at from 8s to 10s 3d, and hoggets sold up to 11s 9d ; 7s were obtained for a small line of lambs. Fat Sheep.—Another grand entry, m most cases of prime sheep. Competition was keen and prices remained firm, up to 26s 6d being obtained for some prime fat wethers, and 25s for some maiden ewes sold by Miles and Co., from a line sent m by the Stonecroft Estate. Best wether mutton commanded as high a price as it has realised during the season, while anything of quality m the shape of ewes also brought good prices. Fat Cattle.-—There were 182 head m the pens, and of these, two very prime: lines were exceptionally good. One of these arrived here last week from the North Island, and were sold to-day at from £9 5s to £10 ss. A prime line of mixed sorts from the Ashley Gorge Estate also sold freely, steers bringing from 225: 6d to 24s per lOOlbs, and heifers at lower rates, while a number of cows and inferior quality beef realised from 18s to £1 per lOOlbs. Store Cattle.—The entry of dry stores was limited, and consisted of small farmers' lines which were mostly disposed of at fair rates. Three-year-old heifers fetched from £2 15s to £3 10s, and cows from 32s to £3 Bs, according to quality. | Pigs,—There was another large entry, principally of baconers, which sold freely at about the same rate that has prevailed of late, viz., 3|d per pound net. Pigs estimated to weigh 1501bs when dressed, realised from £2 3s 6d to £2 ss, and porkers realised much the same, as 701 b pigs brought £1 to £1 Is 6d.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2473, 24 July 1890

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Addington Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2473, 24 July 1890