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COMMERCIAL.

Live Stool* M'arlcets Mr D. Thomas (late with Matson, Cox, and Co.) reports upon the livo stock market m the Ashhurton 1 district fov the woek ending October 2l»t, as follows, viz :, — On Tuesday, at the Tinwald Yards, tho., itstial weekly.-marfcefc was held. The cata- i logue for the day was a comparatively small' one, only consisting of 2591 sheep*and 62 head of cattle. The quality offered was generally of an inferior class, made up principally of cull hoggets and aged crossbred'! ewes with lambs Jife" foot; the "exception to tsh|s vitte bein<; sheep sent forward by Messrs ( beddings, Houston, Chapman Bro«,,Ballantyne,,and Bounipgcon., There was,again a large attendance of farmers, dealers, aim others, many of them, who jneant to dd business, having to return home empty handed on account of the class of stock offered not being suitable. Some people said that the value of sheep was down a lititle,: but, I cannot see it; and I venture to affirm that should several lines of first-class hoggets, sound young half fat crossbred, or young crossbred' ewes with a fair percentage of; lambs, be placed before the public for sal c they will be snapped up at prices m advance: of anything yet obtained this seaeon. My •ntries for the day consisted of 1551 sheep of nil classes and 42 head of cattle for the following clients, viz;—Messrs.> ,JV Ballantyne, F. Bonnington, Chapman Bros, H. Milner,. E. Hardwiek, W. B. Clarkson, R.| K. Parkcrson, A. J. Houston, J. McKay, C.j Harding, G. Grice, J. Small, T. White, C.j Croskill, J. Ashton, J. Stevens, J. Thomp-' son, W. .S. Sommerville, Swarm and; Kennington, D. Ryan, J. W. Sawle, James! i Wilson, -and others. My principal sales being 61 crossbred mixed sexes, 16s 3d ; 40 fat sheep mixed ages, 14a 3d; 40 fat; cross-, bred ewes mixed ages, 14s and 14b I'd; 60 fat merino Wethers, lls 3d; 103 fai^- conditioned two-tooths, 14»; 27 fat merinoi ewes, 7s 6d; 33 crossbreds, 10s 3d; 30 crossbred ewes and lambs, 16s 2d ; 55 cross-* bred hoggets, • 10s 7d; 234 crossbred hoggets, 9% Id ; 49 crossbred hoggets, 9s Id j 169 crossbred ewes with lambs at fopt, 12a 4d: 108 mixed sheep, 9s 3d j 270 crossbred hoggets, 10b 2d ; and 22 crossbred ewes with lambs at foot, lls lid. In cattle, I sold one at £G 2s 6d; one al £6 0s 6d; two at £6 . 10s; one at £5 15s, in' the fat pens. In stores the demand Was next to nothing, buyers getting them simply at their own Values. I sold three two year old tfteen at 12 7s 6d each; milk cows from £2 10s to £4 17a 6d ; Ayshire bull, £1 6s} tind 3f) yearlingsatfrom 8s 6d to 19s. Nothing but beef is realising anything .like remunerative values. „ •: ; Wool and Sheepskins Report.—To-day k held my usual fortnightly sale of sheepskins, when I catalogued 975 skins, and a few bags of oddments of wool. There was a good attendance of buyers, biddings being keen, resulting m <i clearance at advanced prices of; fully 3d ;td Gd a skin. Butchers* best crosabreds made 6s, 6s 3d, to 6s 6d, the latter price being obtained for Mr J. Smithfs ■kins ; second quality 4s 9d, ss, 5s 3d, 5s 6d, to 5,3 9d each; small and inferior 3a, 3s 6d, is, to is^cl each. Butchers' bes+ merino made ss, 08,4(1, 6s Bd, toss lid each ;second quality 4s, 4s 3d, 4s 6d, to 4s lid each; inferior and small, 2s 9d, 3s, 3s 3d, 3s Bd, to 3s lld each. Farmers' best dry skins made 5s 6d!to 03 each; second quality 3s 9d,4s tid to 5s %l, as per description; inferior and very small Is 6d, 2s; to 2s 9d each. Dry skiiiß by the lb, 3id, sd, 6d, to 6^l per lb. Taken all through, the values obtained were regular and satisfactory

Messrs Miles and Co. (per Mr George Jameson) report: Tinwalcl fortnightly fale, Tuesday. October 21st. —The entry for this sale comprised about 2700 sheep. (There 1 was an average attendance, but the demand was hardly as good, and prices a shade below.previous sales. Only a small number .of cattle penned, consisting chiefly of old cotvs, for which thore was little demand, with low prices. There is a good inquiry for two and three-year-old steers. Our ontry comprised about 1150 sheep and 10 head of cattle, which we sold as follows :••— On account of Mr M. Bedmayne, 27 croasbreds 135,9 d, and 32 merino wethers at lla Od ;on accouirt ■.'6f Mt S. J. Mullins, 23 merino wethers 11s 6d, and 98 crossbred hoggets at Ss 9d; on account Mrs Hawkins, 190 crossbred ewes, with lambs, 9s, and crossbred hoggets 10a ; on account of Mr G. Geddings, .178 crossbred ewes, with lambs, Iss, 72 two-tooth crossbred ewea and wethers 13s; on account of Mr M. Bullanee, $6 Southdown ewes, with'lambs, 13s Id, 260 :crossbrod ewes, with lambs, 12» lid; on account Mr Harding, 10 head cattle £2 Is to £2 19b Gd. Privately during the week we have sold 1000 crossbred ewes, with lambs, at prices satisfactory to vendors;. also 300 crossbred hoggets, 38 head of cattle, 13 young horses, at owners' reserves. SKIN SALE. Mr George Jameson reports: I held my usual fortnightly skin sale yesterday, The day's entry comprised about 900 sklna. The following are the prices obtained.—Butchers' crossbreds 5s 3d, 5s Bd, 5s lid, 6s 9d, do. merino, ss, Ss 4d, 5s sd, 5s Bd, 5s Bd, farmers' crossbreds 2s 6d to Gs 3d, do. merino Is 7d to 5s 6d, pelts 6d to Is 3d.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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