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Addington Stock Market.

The attendance was not so large as usual, and there was not the eager rush for stock so noticeable last week. Store Sheep—The entry was comparatively small, consisting mainly of hoggets, ewes m lamb, and merino wethers, which were all disposed of at fair rates. Halfbred ewes m lamb sold up to 13s 9d ; crossbred ditto from 12s 4d to 13s Id ; lines of hoggets realised 10s 3d, 14s 3d, and 14s lOd ; and merino wethers, suitable for boiling only, brought from 2s 4d to 2s 7d. Fat Sheep—Another heavy entry of over 6000 more than filled the pens set apart for them, but there was a perceptible difference m quality, nothing of any exceptional kind being yarded. Two heavy sales running, caused the demand, to ease off, and there was a drop of from Is to 2s per head on the prices quoted last week, while the price' obtained for pqor spocimqus \fnx decidedly Jess, than during the past two or three weeks. Best crossbred wethers brought up to 21s 9d ; and maiden ewes, 18s ljd; and full mouthed ewes fetched up to 16s Sd. Mutton ranged from 2|d to 3d per lb dead weight, Fat Cattl«—Only eighty-five head were yarded, and the quality generally did not bear favorable comparison with last week's sale, and the general price of beef ranged from 21s to 23s 6d per 1001 b. Pigs—The entry was moderate, consisting of farmers' lots of baconers and porkers. Prices unaltered.

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Addington Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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Addington Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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