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Frozen Meat Trade.

It certainly looks, a Home journal remarks, as though the frozen meat trade will—so far as New Zealand is concerned —become at no distant date even more important than that of wool. The largest cargo of meat ever brought over m a single ship came by the Morayshire, of the London line. It comprised no fewer than 40,000 carcasses of mutton and 2300 quarters of beef. The consignment was of exceptionally good quality, and came to hand m excellent condition. Owing to the warm weather, it is true that prices have become slightly weaker, but we understand that present rates —2s 8d to 2s lOd per stone- leave a good margin of profit. In view of the future importance of this trade, the Shaw-Savill and Albion Company, (Limited,) are fitting their tw new steamers —the Rangitira and the Pakeha-^witli extensive cool chambers. The New Zealand Shipping Company do not intend to be behind m this respect, and very shortly we shall have powerful steamships sailing direct from this country to and from New Zealand every week—a cargo boat being sent a week after the mail steamer by each Company.

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Frozen Meat Trade., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2524, 22 September 1890

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Frozen Meat Trade. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2524, 22 September 1890

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