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Corn Exchange Report.

The following is the Corn Exchange report for the week ending Friday, August Ist:— Wheat.—The local enquiry continues good for wheat, and though latest English cablegrams do not show any decided rise m value, the market would appeal' to be exceedingly sensitive, principally owing to the weather prevailing at the moment m Europe. The shipments of wheat from Lyttelton during the month have been large, and there is consequently no difficulty In obtaining storage at the Port. Oats.—Milling and heavy feed (up to 451bs per bushel) have been enquired for. Other sorts arc neglected. Barley.—Prime malting lias Keen a large enquiry with but few parcels, offering. For inferior and feed sorts little demand exists. Beans. —-Very few samples are offering. Good bright samples (unbroken) command full rates. Peas.—Prussian blues have slightly j increased m value, owing to orders for \ Sydney. Grass Seed.—ityegrass : But few farmers' parcels are offering, the bulk of stocks are machine dressed and m few hands. English seed has arrived and is m competition with colonial stocks. Cocksfoot: Stocks have narrowed, down and holders are asking extreme rates. Clover is now entitled to a place m market reports, and the samples on offer show that m a very short time, the imported seed will have a most formidable competition. Ultimately there if! little doubt but that we shall be large exporters of these seeds. Potatoes.—Derwents find buyers at quotations. The price farmers are asking is restricting business, and may m the end cause orders to be placed elsewhere. Daiky Pkoduce is unaltered. The following are our quotations for the week :—-Wheat: Tuscan, 3s 3d ; Pearl, 3s Id to 3a 2d; Hunter's, 3s. Oats : Milling, Is 7d ; short heavy feed, Is 5d to Is 6d ; inferior and long. Is 3d to Is 4d. Barley : Prime malting, 3s 3d; feed, Is 6d to Is 9d. Beans, 2s 6d. Peas: Prussian blues, 3s to 3s 6d ; feed, 2s 4d to 2s 6d. Ityegrass, machine dressed, 4s 9d to 5s ; Cocksfoot, bright heavy seed, 4|d to 4^d, light and discolored, 2id to 3Ad. Potatoes : Derwents, 45s to 475"6 dat country stations. Dairy produce : Butter, prime keg, 8d ; cheese, small loaf, 4d ; large sizes, 3d to 3M. The above prices are those paid to farmers for delivery f.o.b. Lytfcelton, sacks extra (potatoes excepted).

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Corn Exchange Report., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2481, 2 August 1890

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Corn Exchange Report. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2481, 2 August 1890

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