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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—ln reply to Mr Tasker who kindly informs the public that the butchers have not raised the price of beef, what are we to believe, when he adds ' ■ They have risen that little part of a beast called rump steak to 7d, and they have also raised sirloins, and a few prime cuts off the ribs to (kl, "salted rounds are also (id, which together makes a considerable part of the hind quarter ; and legs and shins arp also raised, I believe—and he'adds the other cues are if anything lower. He does not seem quite sure about it, but would probably find if he looked into the matter they were a little higher. He also nfonns us there have been no 8001 b beasts sold m the yards, only "one heifer and it did not weigh 8001Ks, and he bought it himself, He is accurate as regards facts, suoh as beef not being raised, and to get us to believo that admits this particular heifer that did not weigh 8001 bs, when dressed really weighed 80811)8. ' Now about the sheep. —He says there have been no sheep weighing 601bs sold m the yards except a line or hod that did, and as the market reports say sheep are down 3s a head, taking his exception and i the market reports together, proves my case,-—sheep are cheaper now than they were. Ido not want to look at his books, nothing is so deceiving as figures. M*~\st likely what I should consider a fair profit with one of his usual exceptions (like the price of beef,) he would demonstrate to be a loss.—l am, etc., Father ok a Family.

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PRICE OF MEAT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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PRICE OF MEAT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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