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Corn Exchange Report.

The following is the Corn Exchange Report for the week endi,ng Friday, August 15th :—The anticipated strike, not only here but m the Australian Colonies, is causing buyers to operate very sparingly and carefully ; contracts are only made with the understanding hat m the event of buyers being unable to ship owing to a strike, sellers will hold until matters re-adjust themselves or the purchase can be cancelled. It is to be hoped that no such contingency will arise. Wheat is selling at quotations with a good enquiry. Long berried is most m demand. Oats.—A few sales of heavy milling have taken place, but medium and inferior remain neglected. Barley.—Brewers and maltsters may now be said to be fairly stocked, and only an extra prime sample would command any alteration. Beans.—But few parcels are offering, growers preferring to ship to London on their own account, instead of accepting the prices ruling here. Pkas.—A few sales of hand-threshed Prussian Blues for seed purposes may be noted. Grass Seeds. — Ryegrass stocks are very low, and m few hands. Cockefoot. —Prime samples ruling high have caused a better demand for second qualities. Colonial grown clovers are steadily coining into favor, and we look forward to a large business m this seed. Potatoes.—Advices from Sydney are of a discouraging nature, but we do not consider things will continue at the present low ebb, though prices will probably recover ; growers would do well not to look for too high prices, and not to hold too long. Dairy Produce.—Except for fresh butter, which is very scarce, prices remain the same as last week. Our quotations for the week are as follows :—Wheat—Prime Tuscan, 3s 44 ; Pearl, 3s 2d to 3s 3d ; Hunter's, 3s Id ; whole fowl wheat, 2s 7d ; broken, 2s 3d to 2s 6d. Oats—Milling, Is 7d ; short heavy feed, Is 5d to Is 6d ; long and inferior, Is 3d to Is 4d. Barley—Prime malting, 3s 3d ; feed, Is 3d to Is 9d. Beans, 2s 6d. Peas—Prussian Blues, 3s to 3s 6d ; feed, 2s 4d to 2s 6d. Ryegrass — Machine dressed, ss, Cocksfoot — Bright heavy seed, 4M to 4|d ; light and discolored, 2^d to 3|d. Potatoes—Derwenfcs, 40s to 42s 6d atcountry stations. Dairy Produce—Butter, prime keg, 8d; qheese, small loaf, 4d ; large sizes, 3d to The above prices (potatoes excepted), are those paid to farmers for delivery, f.0.b., Lyttelton; sacks extra.

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Corn Exchange Report., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2493, 16 August 1890

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Corn Exchange Report. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2493, 16 August 1890