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Miles and Co. (per Mr George Jameson) have to record a small entry of stock for this day's sale, which is unusual at this season of the year, as generally large entries are made, and sales are not diffii cult to effect. The attendance was very I good indeed,.many buyers coming along distance to go back disappointed, as the supply of sheep was not equal to the demand. Prices were somewhat better, but we expect them to rule higher yet, as 'sheep are kn;>wn to be scarce m the agricultural districts, and, owing to the demand which is certain to exist for export purposes during the next twelve months, the demand will be more animated for fat sheep and fat lambs than anything we have yet known. For to-day's sale, there were 2154 sheep penned, of which our entry comprised 1650, the greater part of which were hoggets and the balance fat merino wethers, with one pen of merino ewes with lambs at foot, ami a pen of crossbred couples. The prices obtained were slightly m excess of late markets, with a ready sale. There was only a small entry of cattle, about 30-—of which we sold 17 with difficulty, as the demand is as sluggish as it can be. The following is a list of our sales :—42 fat merino wethers at 10s 3d, at 10s Id ; 224 crossbred hoggets and 84 at 12s 2d, 267 at 12s 2d, 51 a 6 9s 3d, 136 at 11s Id, 251 at lla 7d, 300 at 11s 5d ; 90 crossbred ewes, with one hundred per cent of lambs, it 14s ; 67 merino ewes, with 64 lambs at foot, at 8s lOd.—Cattle : Forward cows £5, £4 15s, £3 6s 6d, £3 6s 6d ; six head mixed cattle 255; five yearling steers at 35a each. During the week we have sold privately a line of crossbred ewes and lambs at 14s.

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TINWALD, TUESDAY, 23rd SEPT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890

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TINWALD, TUESDAY, 23rd SEPT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890