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Live Stock Market.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, Messrs Miles and Qo,, per Mr Georgo ■Jaweaon, reports as follows :—Only a SinaJl entry of stock penned for this'igde,

comprising about 3200 sheep and 20 head of cattle. The attendance was about the average, and there are evidently many buyers for good lines of crossbred ■ hoggets, and for good sound crossbred and merino ewes m lamb and with lambs at foot, while broken-mou/hed sheep of cither sort are only saleable at prices that will not pay for the grass they hato eaten. This'is the case at every market m the spring time for successive seasons, and we can only again reiterate the hope that farmers will.take warning and sell off all old scrubbers m the autumn for boiling down purposes at the best prices that j can be obtained, sik they mast, by this ! time, have discovered that it is more profitable to pay a fair price for a good sound ewe that will yield a good fleece of Wool, and- rear a lamb that may .be fattened or held over with profit. The old crock gives no wool, and has not sufficient stamina to rear a lamb, while good sheep are bringing, and will continue to bring remunerative prices, and are always saleable. Our entry comprised 2400 sheep, and we sold as follows :—On account of a client, 174 fat merino wethers, at 14s 9d and 15s ; for Mr A. Willcocks, 120 store merino wethers at 7s 6d, also 32 crossbreda, mixed sexes, each 13s 9d ; for Mr J. <W. Sawle, 295 merino wethers—47 at 7s 3d,- 248 at 8s 6d each ; for Mr D. Fitzgerald, 98 fat crossbreds each 17s 3d. for Mr William Strange, 348 crossbred hoggets, each lls lid; for Mr W. H. Rule, 253 store merino wethers, each 6s 9d; for Mr Ballance, 122 cull merino ewes m lamb, each 6s ; for Messrs Friedlander Bros., 487 three-quarter-bred lioggets, each 13s lOd ; for Mr George Aston, 171 crossbred couples, 14s 5d per couple. Privately during the week wo have sold j 473 fat merino wethers at 14s each at i station yards, and 290 merino ewes with | lambs atfoot at 10s 4d for ewes, lambs, given m. \ At my first monthly sale at Rakaia on ' Friday, 2nd October, there was a large attendance of the public, and a fair entry of sundries, as well as a few head of cattle, horses, pigs, 65 fat sheep, and a quantity of bluegum. firewood. All the sundries were cleared at satisfactory prices. Cattle and horses being only second rate were hard to quit. Small pigs were m demand and sold readily. The fat crossbred sheep realised 17s each, and a small pen of merino wethers 14s. For the 50 cords of firewood.there was keen competition, every lot being sold. Should sufficient inducement offer these sales will be held m future the first Thursday m each month.

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Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890

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Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890

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