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Sin, —Mr D. Oliver's letter is a very good statement of the present position of woolgrowers m. this district. What farmers have to do m this position is to be prepared for any contingency. Let them then when shearing, put up their wool so that ifc will not only sell m the local sales—if there are buyers—which there will bo—to the besb advantage, but if it; be necessary to ship it Home on growers account it will open out m London m such condition as to realise its full value there. That is to say : Skirt carefully ; keepall belly wool out; pack evenly; and brand bales with brand and number only and on one side of the pack only. Belly wool, whether wether or ewe, is always more or 1 ess stained, and the pressure before shipping and on board ship causes this stain to be communicated to the 'other parts of the fleece. This;is much more the case with stained locks. If not sold here s.-.Yjral lota of similar description and value may be bracketed together and shipped under one bread, which can be put on the top or top and bottom of the bale. Of course - press-packed bales look better m London than spade-packed, and buyers have mere: confidence m the wool m the former—station clips being as a rule better got up and more regular than farmers'—but good sized lots, say 25 to 100 bales, will always command attention and competition. ■ Badly, got up wools may deceive one or two small buyers here, but m London their defects hare been made more apparent by pressing, and competition for them is next to nil.~^ lam, etc., G. Bisset.

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ASHBURTON WOOL SALES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2551, 23 October 1890

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ASHBURTON WOOL SALES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2551, 23 October 1890

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