Clearing Sale at Rakaia.
Messrs Dalgety & Company, Ltd., m conjunction with Messrs Friedlander Bros., Ltd., report a very euccessf ul clearing sale at Rakaia on account of Mr Ralph Holland, of Rakaia. There was a very large attendance of buyers from the surrounding districts and North Canterbury, and bidding throughout was spirited. Special mention must be made of the horses, which were of very good quality and elicited keen competition. There .was also keen competition for the sheep, as indicated by prices realised i below. Following are some of theprioes: — Implements—Re»per and binders .£3, £8 ; drill £3, do £20, do £16; drays £6, £12, £10, £3 10s; tip dray £6; 4 furrow plough •£!3j 3 furrow plough £14 10s, do £16 10s; double furrow plough £8 ; siDgle furrow plough £2; 4 horse yokes £2, £2 ss, £2 10a; act disc harrows £10; Trepod harrows £7; Tyne harrowe £3 10s, do £7 10a; grubber .£8; scoop £3; spring dray ,£l3, Sheep—9l4 merino ewes 10s lOd to 11 s 3d; 31b" merino ewea 8s 3d to 9s; 463 halfbred wether lambs 14s 5d to 14a 7d; 196 lambs 14s 9d; 388 fat lamb* 18a 2d; 152 merino wethers 5s and 5s 6d; 59 threequarterbred lambs 13s 3d; 59 2 tooth wethers 17s 9d; £01 half bred ewe lambs 16s; 385 2, 4, and 6 tooth ewes 27s 6d ; 327 sound mouth ewes 19a 6d; 388 aged crossbred ewes 12s 3d. Pigs-Sow and litter .£4 2s 6d, do £3 103; boar £1 ss; dog £4. Cattle—l 4 heifer 3at .£2 103; 9 steers £3 7s 6d; 21 do £2 18s; 14 heifers at £2; cows £2 12a 6d, £4, 105, £6 10s, £4 ss, £4 ss; bulls £1 10s, £2, £4 15s. Horses—Bay gelding, 3yrs off, £53 ; bay gelding Tom, 4yrs, £47; bay gelding Clyde, 7yrs, J'46; bay gelding Punch, 6yrs, £60; bay mare Bell, 6yrs, £49; bay gelding Dick, 6yrs, .£4l; bay m*re Jean, 7yrs, £51; bay mare Gip^y, 3yrs, .£59; bay mare Violet, 6yrs off, £53; bay mare Lady, 3yrs off, .£57; bay mare Maggie, 6yrs off, by Prince Consort, £81; bay mare Dolly, 4yrs off .£59; bay mare Nollie, £36; brown mare Bloss, ,£33; chestnut mare Fanny, £28. Hacks—£ll 10a, £13 10s, £20, £14, £8, £11. Foals—Filly foal by Glasgow Lad, £34; colt foal £23; filly foal £7 ; colt foal £12; 2yr old filly £31. Sundries and harness realised full market values. The luncheon booth was m charge of Mr March, of the Chertsey Hotel, who attended to the wants of the hirge numbers present, and gave every satisfaction.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905
Clearing Sale at Rakaia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905
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