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Addington Live Stock Market.

United Press Association -Hy Eleotric Telegraph CußisTCHaacH, May 31 At Addington yards thero was a fairly large entry of almost all classes, and a good attendance. Beef showed a sharp decline. Fat lambs were &oinewhafc irrognlar, but fat sheep were, if anything, firmer. Store sheep wet with good demand. Pigs were very dull of sale, but there was a good enquiry tor best cowa. Store Sheep—The moderate yarding was composed almost entirely of wethers and hoggets. There was a good demand, especially for hoggets. Two and four-tooth wethers brought from 173 9d to 18s Gd ; six and eight-tooth ewes m lamb 22s 3d ; aged 14s ; hoggets ]3s 9d to 15s Bd. Pat Lambs—There was a fairly large yarding, a good proportion being prime. The competition of export buyers wa3not so keen as of late, and the sale was somewhat irregular, though values showed little or no chango. Tegs made 19s to 21s 6d ; lamb waii'bts 16s to 18s 6d: unfinished sort 3 13a lOd to 153 (3d. Fat Sheep—The yarding was good, both as to number and quality, and ail prime lots were well competed for. An export buyer was operating m ewes, and generally there was a firmer tone. The range of prices was—Prime wethers 22s 6d to 25s ; others L939d to 225; ewe 3 extra heavy downs to 24s 7d ; prime heavy 19a to 23s ; medium to good 18s to 18s 8d; freezing ewes 16s 6d to 18s ; Hg'id 12s 9d to 15s 6d ; mocino ewes 9s 9d to 13s 9d. Fat Cattle—There was an over supply. 259 head being penued. Prices showed a decided decline. The reduction m the retail price of beaf may al3o have affected the market. The bulk of the yarding consisted of good to prime ste3rs. Cows an H rough sores of stoers were difficult to diij,ose of. Prime beef made 39s to 20s ; a few choica etaors to 21s ; medium 17s to 18s : aud cow and inferior 14s to 10s per lOOlbs. A line of twelve heifers (W. 0. Rutherford, of Montrose) ra».de ,£6 2s 6d to £8 7* ; steei'3 sold at £6 5s to £9 6s 6d ; heifers £4 173 6d to £7 ; and cows M 5s to £1 2s Gd ; veal calves 83 6d to £3. A line of vealers (E. Richards, Waihao Downs) averaged £2 7s 3d. Store and daky cattle —There were a few good linea, but there appeared to be no buyers, and mo?t of the lots were passed. Only really good dairy cows were wanted. Yearlings made 15s to 20s, fifteen to eighteen mouths 42s to 48s, two year old steers £3 9d, three year old steers .£4 4s to £4, 17b 6d, three year old heifers E4 3s 6d, dry cows 30s to M, best dairy cows £8 to .£lO 10s, and others £4, to .£7 103. Pigs—There was a fairly large yarding, but the bulk of the baconers and porkers were not well finished. Baconera made 38s to 48s, and heavy weights up to 535, equal to 3d to 4d per lb; porkers 28s to 325, equal to 4d to 4|d per lb ; large stores IGd 235, medium 10s to 15s, and weaners 6s to 93.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905

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Addington Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905