Mr T. Bullock reports for the week ending Saturday, July 26th:—There was a large entry, viz., 56, andipr medium draughts of a good stamp biddings were spirited, especially for Mr James Trevurza's team, up to £25 10s being obtained for one of his geldings ; for aged aud inferior, as usual at this season of the year when feed is so valuable, biddings were slow. I also offered reapers and binders and other implements, for which biddings generally were animated, especially for a McCormick twine biuder, which realised the satisfactory price of £36 15s. Out of the day's entry of 56 horses, 18 were sold at the following prices:—On account of Mr Trevurza, 4 and 5-year-old draughts, of a good stamp, £23, £25 10s ; 8-years-old of a superior description £2110s ; 6 and 7-years-old, of a lighter stamp, £13 10s, £17. On account of other owners, 5 and 6-year-old draughts £17 15s, £21; of a lighter description, £16 10s; 4-year-old, of a light stamp, £14; aged, £8 10s, £9; 3-year-olds, also of a light description, £9, £10 15s ; others, £5. Scrubbers at low prices. Hacks and light, harness horses, £1 2s 6d, £1 15s, £5. For this class biddings were extremely languid, only inferior sorts changing hands. Implements, &.c. — McCormick twine binder, £36 15s; McCormick twine binder, £15; Cambridge roller, £9 17s 6d: doublefurrow plough, £8 2s 6d ; tip drays, £3 15s, £9 10s; dray and frame, £5 ;' hut, £10: spring trap, £10; set of harness, £2 7s 6d ; waggonette, £41. Harness: for this there was a keen competition—breeching and cart saddle, £3 10s; do. £3 12s fid; collar, hames, and winkers, from £1 10s to £1 19s per set; leading chains, 16s to £1 per set ; plough chains, 10s to 13s 6d per set ; horse covers, 16s 6d to 17s 6d each ; whipple-trees and sundries, harness, &c., brought higher prices than usual; feed oats, Is 3d per bushel.
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Horse Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2477, 29 July 1890
Horse Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2477, 29 July 1890
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