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Live Stock Market.

ADDINGTON. Christchuuch, August 27. The sale was well attended to-day, and though there was a general inquiry as to what was about to take place in the maritime world, business proceeded much as usual. Stoke Sheep.—With the exception of a grand line of merino wethers from Glenmark, the sale of store sheep was limited to a few odd lines of merino ewes, said to be in lamb, which realised up to 7s 9d. The Glenmark wethers beins immense sheep, fetched from 8s 5d to 8s 9d. Fat Lambs.—A few odd lines of this season's lambs were sold at prices varying from 8s to 15s. Pat Sheep.—There were about 6400 entered, of which there were some very good crossbred wethers, which brought up to 21s, while several well-known breeders of merinos sent some lines of > wethers which reached from 16s 6d to 18s. 1 his latter price was procured for a very good line from Horsley Downs. The presence of a buyer from the West Coast stimulated business, as a drop which would have been more noticeable was somewhat averted by his purchases. In all classes where inferior quality predominated, a drop of from Is to Is 6d a head existed, but all lines sold. Fat Cattle.—Smallest entry for many mouths. Only seventy-three head were yarded, and none of these were of any special quality, but the demand was so keen that the price was exceptionally good, up to 27s per lOOlbs being obtained for beef that could not be classed as prime. Stohe Cattlei—With the exception of a line of culled two-year-old heifers and steers from Cheviot, which fetched from 18s to £3, the sale was limited. Some dairy cows fetched good prices. Pica.—Only a small entry. Prices firm, averaging about 3£d per lb.

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Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890