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Addington Stock Market.

CHiIIsTCHUitCH, October 29. In consequence of there being do sale a Aldington next week the entry of fat stock was very heavy, and the sale was protracted. The beef sale was the heaviest seen here since Christmas. Stoke ShuEP.—The sale was a good one, and some nice lines of crossbred s were offered. 1000 two and four-tooth ewes and wethers sold at from 10s 7d to 10s 9d, shorn and m forward condition ; alsosomo merinos at 9s ; shorn crossbred hoggets sold at 7s "n\; and several lines of crossbred ewes, with lambs at foot, at from 11s to lfis Ocl, the latter having nearly cent per cent of lambs. EatEambg.--About 300 lambs of all classes were offered. The highest price (obtained was 14s 3d. The majority ranged from 7s to 10a. ■ Fat Shkep.—6ooo sheep were yarded m the fat pens, ■ though a proportion were decidedly unfit to be thus classified. Some excellent merinos m the wool brought 15s 6d to 17s. In crossbreds, the highest price for shorn sheep was 21s 3d, while the general average went for about 15s Gd to 178. A. line of magnificent crossbred wefehefs m wool from Pleasant Point realised 23s 9d, Pat Cattle.—26l head were offered, and fairly glutted the market. About 100 head of these had been trucked up fromlhvercargill, and. were Very prime quality, but the price fell at least £1 a head, bringing th« quotation down to 21s. for best ox, and about 20a for heifer beef, per 1001 b. The trade was fully supplied at these quotations, and declined to d,eal m old cows m consequence. r Store Cattle.—There was about the usual' quantity of stores entered, but no special lines of young stock were on offer. Pigs—2ooporkers met with a fair demand, and realised about same price as has relcently obtained—2Jd to 3j;d per lb.

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Addington Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2557, 30 October 1890

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Addington Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2557, 30 October 1890