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Horse Market.

..^ . ) Mr T. litdlock reports for the week ending Saturday, October 4tli:—Thirty-three horses were oiFeied at the day's 3alc, m addition to ii number of entires*' . Tlid'biddiiig.* were not. spirited, nevertheless? a, l*ir«,;o proportion of those ofiVn'4 .changed lihiids at iairly satisfactory prices. Nineteen out of the entry of t'jirty-thrce were sold as follows :— Medium- draught, five years old, £22-158; three years old, £17, £20 ; ditto of a lighter s»tamp, £11 ]."«; four ycav old, also of \ a lifllit description, £13 5s ; aged, good sorts, £13, £14 j iufwioiv £4 10s, ±'4*lvwv£6 -Kte; lifiht harness horses, ft) 10s, £3 los, £3 Ms, £0; hacks, £6j £8 15?!, £7; inferior sorts, £2 lOrf,, £3 10s. There are a muuher of. entires offering, but there appears to be lil.tle or no inclination on, the p^-t of fanners to purchase, even at rccluceu prices. They state that the prices ruling now for horses do not warrant their breeding extensively. The only one that changed hands during the day was sold by Mr D. Thomas, viz., Young Taieri Tom at fifty-six guineas. T would agaiu suggest to "farmers generally their breeding only from first-class stock, as:it is well known that it pays infinitely Ifcttcr to do so. , • ■ \ \ Sundries — McCormick twine-binder of last year's make brought £3910 a.; 'Cambridge roller, £12 17s 6d; double furrow plough, £5 Ids;, trap harness, £1 7s, 6d to £3 per set; collars, lianies, and winkers, leading harness, and sundries brought satisfactory i prices. ' 1

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Horse Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890

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Horse Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2537, 7 October 1890

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