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Clearing Sale at Flemington.

Messra Friedlander Bros., 1 td, report having held a cleiring sale on account of Mr Thos. Taylor, whose farm they lately sold privately to Mr Cowen. It ia with much regret that we have to state that a duller salo has never fallen to our lot to conduct. Notwithstanding that a good attendance from the immediate neighbourhood assembled, the bidding was spiritless, and sales were effected with difficulty. After a small lot of surplus implements had been disposed of, the cattle were submitted, which sold fairly well at present market rates. Tho young unbroken horses were then disposed of at prices indicated below. The sheep were then offered, and at the outset it was evident that buyers were holding off. plenty were present who came with the intention of doing business, but for some unaccountable reason would not bid. A start was made with a line of 370 4, 6, and 8-tooth f-bred ewe 3, with Shropshire rams, and after a considerable time being wasted m waiting for an opening start they were passed m. Another lot of the same class of sheep, with English Leicester rams, sharing the same fate. A splendid line of freezing lamb 3 fciien were submitted, and these after slow competition, were sold at 17s lid. A line of down cross store lambs made 15s 2d, The breeding ewes before referred to were then again offered, and being started at the ridiculously low price of 15s, -were eventually sold at 20s. After several other Hne3 of sheep had been disposed of, a start was made with the horses, which included some really good stamps of well bred draught mares and geldings. Again the same apithy prevailed, and several lots had to be passed m without elicting a bid. Several however, were afterwards immediately disposed of. We feel extromely sorry for Mr Taylor and his eons, who seemed to hava spared nothing m putting the live stock before the public m the best of condition, and without reserve. In many cases we withdrew some of the stock without referring to them, on account o£ the ridiculously low prices offered. The following is a summary of the prices realised : — Implements—4-leaf harrows £1 103, £3 ss, hay rake M 103, roller £8 103, D.F. plow 4J3 10s, stripper £3, gorse cutter .£5, dray and frame £16, dray £5 ss, drill £5, and a quantity of sundries. Horses—Bay gelding, 3yrs, £43, .£46, brown mare, 7yra, £47, bay mare, 6yrs, .£•l3. bay mare, 3yre, £60, bay mare, Byrs, ,£45, brown pony, gig, and harness, £23 10s, yearling filly £30. filly foal £26, yearling hack ill, colt foal £16. Sheep—4, 6, and 8-tooth % -bred ewes 20?, 20a Id, K.L. ewes 19s 9d, lambs 17s lid, 15s 2d, E.L, ewe lambs 19s 6d. Cattle—Cows .£6, M 15s, £5, £5 10s, -68, £5 10a, steers £3, £5 7s gd, yearling heifers £2 7s 6d, calves £1.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6563, 6 May 1905

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Clearing Sale at Flemington. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6563, 6 May 1905