Taieri Annual Horse Sale.
Messrs Donald Reid and Co, Limited, report as follows:—We held our ninth, annual gale of heavy draught horses, oolts and fillies, at our Taieri saleyurds, (Allanton, on Thursday, 4th May. There was a large and representative attendance of farmers, breeders, dealers, and others from all parts of Otago, Southland and Canterbury districts being also well represented. There was a very large entry of horses, chiefly heavy draught Clydesdales, broken and unbroken. We might mention, as showing some of the top prices, Mr Tisdall's pair of three year old geldings sired by Hatfield, grand specimens of the class, sold as a pair for tho handsome price of £122. Mr James Patrick showed a grand lot of fillies, for which there was keen competition, and for a superb three year old filly, by Present Times, £75 was offered, but declined. Mr J.-W. Blair, of Abbotsford, had also a fine ring of colts and fillies. In this lofc'a four year old colfc by Agitator, sold at £50, the lot making an average of £39. Mr Robert Gawn snowed a good entry of 11 colts and fillies, which secured good competition, and unbroken c^lts sold up to .£4O. In Mr George Nicol's entry six year old geldings sold at £55 and .£SO. Mr William Shand had t,n entry of nine colts and fillies, whioh were all sold, and realised satisfactory prices, one broken gelding making up to .£SO. Mr J. C. Renton's gelding, fonr years, made .£SO, and Mr Joseph Crane's three geldings and one mare an average.of £42 10. These prices are encouraging, and chow that suitable horses are still in request, but we must report that the demand, on the whole, was scarcely equal to that of last year's sale, and prices, excupt for the best horses, were somewhat easier. This was more apparent in the case of aged and slow horses and young colts. For young active horßes, suitable for immediate work, and for well grown, matured colts and fillies, good movers, there was a very good sale, and all suoh realised fall market values, and sold at prices on a par with thoae realised for similar stock last season. Our entry comprised 213 horses of all sorts, and at auotion and privately over 100 changed owners at satisfactory values—in many cases extreme rates being realised. Altogether the sale was a successful one, and it must be encouraging to breeders to know there is a good market and satisfactory prices for good sound stock when properly placed on the market.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905
COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905
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