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Addington Live Stock Market.

Christchurch, September 3. Despite the labor struggle Addington market was fully stocked, and there was a large attendance, with a keen demand for all classes of stock. Store Sheep.—A comparatively small entry of store sheep, which did not meet ; with a ready market, several lines being ; withdrawn. Mixed crossbred hoggets ! brought from 10s 4d to 12s; a large line of low conditioned tvo-tooth crossbreds realised lls Id ; some crossbred ewes and I lambs, 15s lid the pair. Fat Sheep.—A very heavy entry of nearly 8000 sheep, a considerable proportion of indifferent quality. As there was very little business doing m the export trade, and a probability of a cessation of freezing at the factories, the sale was chiefly restricted to the trade and graziers. The highest price obtained for heavy crossbred wethera was 20s, while smaller sorts brought from 14s to 18s, and some mixed wethers and maiden ewes realised the latter price. Inferior sheep were difficult to place, the range of prices being rom 9s 6d to 13s. Fat Lambs. —A very small line of this season's lambs sold readily. „; Fat Cattle.—Of ninety-one head entered, about a third was sold privately. The balance did not supply the demand, i and the result was that very exceptional prices were paid. Best beef sold at 30s per lOOlbs, and there was very little that reilised less than 255. Store Cattle.—Good entry of all classes of stores and dairy cattle, and m consequence of the demand for beef, anything approaching fat cows or steers bronght good prices, and were secured by the trade for slaughtering. A line of seventy additional eighteen-month old crossbred Herefords, mixed, from Cheviot estate, was th« only one of any size offered ; the remainder were chiefly odd lots. Pigs.—The number of pigs offered was less than usual, only about 300 being m the yards. The price for light baconers was easier than it has been, but good sorts of porkers held their own and were all well'sold.

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Addington Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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Addington Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890