Christchurch Grain and Prodube Market.
Cheistchukch, April 26 The local grain markets have not yet recovered from the break caused by the Easter holidays, and very little business is doing. There is a fair quantity of both wheat and oats on offer, but buyers of wheat are only operating where the price asked is within their limits. If anything, the market is easier except for really prime lines. It is reported that a quantity of wheat bought earlier m the season, and shipped to Auckland, has been rejected. The only sale of any size reported to have taken place this week is 4000 bushels of weathered Hunters at 2s 6d at a 3d station. Smaller lots of milling wheat have been been bought at 2s 7d to 2s 8d at country stations. The New Zealand Flour Millers' Association have reduced the price of flour to £8 10s per ton, there being a Btrong outside demand, bran being wanted for South Africa. Oats are very dull of sale, as buyers who require any quantity are turning their attention to Southland, where oats of excellent quality can be procured on better terms than m Canterbury. There is practically no local demand except for 1 prime lines, and these are difficult to get at the prices offered. A considerable quantity of Southland oats are going northwards, the Wanaka takidg 10,000 sacks, most of which are for Auckland. The quotation m Southland is Is 5d at; wayside stations, sacks extra. The prohibition against the importation of New Zealand potatco3 into New South Wales will affect the export of early varieties of seed, of which a considerable quantity were being sent over. It is considered by those engaged m the pfcit" trade than supplies of Bound potatoes will be much larger than was anticipated, and that the disease has affected crops much less than was at ono time feared. On the drier lands the crops of Demerits are turning out very well, and it is only oa the colder and wet lands that the disease has done much harm. The present price us nominally £i> at country stations, with very little doing.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905
Christchurch Grain and Prodube Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905
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