Ashburton Stock Market.
There was an entry of about 3000 sheep and 30 head of qattlo at the U3&al weekly stock sale held at Tinwald to-day. Bidding was fairly brisk, and prices for both cattle and sheep were well up to late rates. The beef pens were only sparsely filled, beet' making 16s to 22a 6d per lOOlbs. There was a good yarding of fat sheep, better finished than at late sales, and these were readily bought by exporters. The store sheep pens contained mostly lambs and aged crossbred ewes, with a pßn or two ot good mouthed ewes which, with lambs, sold well up to late rates. Prices were as follows: — Cattle.—Store cattle: Bull JES2IOs, 2 year old sorts M 2s 6d, £1 10s, .£2 10b, J32 12s 6d;dry cow £2 10s, springer £2, a purebred Shorthorn cow was passed at JJ7 15s. Fat cattle—Steers £2 10a, M 12s 6d, £5 Is, £8 10s, .£9 93 : cow M. Store aheep—Lombs 10s, 12s Cd, 14s 6-i, Iss 4d, 15a Bd, 16s 10(1; crossbred wethers Hs Bd, 16s 4d ; Shropshire purebred ewes, 2-tooth, l-Jans; crossbred ewes, aged, 6s Id, 8s 6d; better sorts 12s 3d, 19,8 sd. Fab sheep- crossbred ewes 135,14s yd,155,16t- Id I6s9d, 19a 9d. 23s 2d; lambs 15s 9d, 16s Hd ; merino ewes 5s 4d, Its 2d ; crossbred wethers 18s 2d, 18s 6d, 19s 9d; freeziug lambs 17s. 17s 2d, 17s 6i ; cros3brel ewes for export lfis Id.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905
Ashburton Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905
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