Ashburton Stock Market.
There was a fair attendance at the Ashburton yards to-day, the total entry of stock comprising about 2000 sheep, and 30 head of cattle. The cattle yarding was chiefly made up with beef, which sold at the rate of 17s 6d to 22s per lOOlbs. The yarding of store cattle was very small, and competition was not keen. Fat sheep were well represented, with a hotter quality of sheep than have been yarded at recent sales, while late rates were well maintained. The atore sheep were chiefly made up with aged breeding ewes and lambs, the former being easy, and the latter somewhat stronger in demand. The following are prices:— Cattle—Store Cattle—Dairy cows £2, £4, 15s; bull £2 2s. Pat Cattle—Steers £3 17s 6d, £4, £4 2s 6d, .£5, £5 2s 6d, £5155, £6, £6 ss; cows £2. £4 10a; heifers £2, £2 10s, £2 15s, £3 17s 6d, JBS ss, £6 2s 6d. Sheep — Fat sheep — Crossbred ewes 123 6d, 12a 9d, 13s 3d, 13s 6d, 14s, 14a 3d, 15s, 15s 9d, 16s, 16s 2d, 17s 9d; butchers' lambs 15s, 15s Bd, 17s; crossbred wether 3 17s 3d, 17s Bd, 18s sd, 19s 7d, 20s 6d; freezing lambs 16a 6d; freezing wethers 21s. Store Pens—L^mbs 9s, 12s Id, 13s 9d, 15a 6d, 15s lid, 16s; crossbred ewes in lamb (aged) 5s 6d, 7s 9d, Bs, 8a 3d j merino ewes ss.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6577, 23 May 1905
Ashburton Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6577, 23 May 1905
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