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Corn Exchange Report.

The following is the Corn Exchange report for the week ending Friday, October 31st: — There is no change in the' markets to report. Stocks of wheat are gradually being reduced. There is but little held in the country, and the stores in Christchurch and Lyttelton once more present a comparatively empty appearance. Oats are held much =in excess of requirements. A hand to mouth enquiry for local ' consumption reptesents all the business. Bakley.—The season having passed quotations are nominal.. Potatoes are being sold at; any price,! holders accepting whatever is offering, being only too glad to get cost of sacks and bagging. Dairy Produce.—-After some considerable "hanging up" the Harbor Board have referred the construction of the cool chambers in Port Lyttelton to the Committee who were appointed some time since, with ' instructions to reduce *he price of the construction to within £5000, and call for tenders. This means that next year the farmers will have storage accommodation unequalled this side of the line for their butter, &c. Quotations are as follows :—Wheat -Tuscan, 3s 5d to 3s 6d ; Pearl, 3s 4d ; Hunters, 3s 2(1 to 3s 3d. Oats—Prime milling, Is 7d; short bright heavy feed, Is 6d ; inferior sorts, Is 2d to Is 4d. Barley—Nominally, 3s to 3s 3d for prime malting ; feed, Is 6d to Is Bd. Beans and Peas-~2s 4d to 2s 6d. Ryegrass-^Machine dressed, 5s 3d ; cocksfoot', 4|d to 4|d. Dairy Produce — Prime butter, 6d to 6^d; cheese, small loaf shaped, 4d ; larger, 3d to 3jd. The above prices are those paid to farmers for delivery, f.o.b. Lyttelton, sacks extra.

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Corn Exchange Report., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2560, 3 November 1890

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Corn Exchange Report. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2560, 3 November 1890

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