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Addington Stock Market.

The market was held m glorious weather, but there was a remarkably small entry of fat stock. The showers which fell oil Sunday have cheered the hearts of farmers, and prices have advanced m all branches m qonsequence.. Stoke -Shkki'—About 1000 store sheep were offered, of which the following were the principal lines sold:—One line of halfbred ewes realised 10s fid and 10s 7d ; some crossbreds m lamb, 14s lOd; a nice even line of crossbred ewes, with lambs at foot, brought 17s ; and 300 crossbred hoggets sold atlls4d. Fat Lambs—There were about seventy of this year's lambs offered, the highest price given being 13a 6d. The demand was keen, »nd is likely to increase. Fat Sheep—-Under 1500 were yarded, and (he primest crossbred wethers m the market brought 265. All classes of mutton were ray much dearer than they have been for some weeks past. Drafts of merinos, which sold last week at 9s 7d and 10s, brought this we^k i:Js, and Jqs, up tq 15s 9d being given for merino wethers. In crossbreds the rise was not so prominent, but there was a decided improvement m values all round. '

Fat Cattle—ll3 head of beef passed through the Pavilion were not so good as tho. usual average, but one or two lines were good, especially one fro;m the North Island, which brought the top price of the day—£9 to £10 10s a head. These, and a line of very fine cattle brought from the South, were the pick of the market, and the price for these ranged from 25s to 27s per 1001 b, while nothing sold at less than 21a. Stork Cattle — Freshened grass caused a decided improvement m the sale of store cattle. Best lines of t\vo-year-old steers "brought up to £4, and some two and a half-year olds realised £4 ss, though m very backward condition. Anything with any pretension to condition was eagerly snapped up for killing, and more than the usual number of dry cows changed hands. The sale of good sorts of dairy, cows is active. p l( ig—Very few baconers were offered, the chief entry being stores and small porkers.

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Addington Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2527, 25 September 1890

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Addington Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2527, 25 September 1890

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