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Addington Live Stock Market.

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph.

Christchurch, July 5

At the Aldington Yards there were only moderate entries in almost all departments and a fair attendance. There was a keen demund for forward store sheep and breediDg ewes and a small yarding of fat cattle whioh resulted in a rise in prices. Prime fat lambs sold at about late rates and backward sorts were easier, fat wether 6 were very firi", while ewes showed a decline. Pigs of all classes were firmer. There was a poor sale for store and dairy cattle.

Shekp.—Store Sheep—Only a few lots entered and there was a ready sa'e for breeding ewes and forward wethers and hoggets at advanced rates but backward s rts showed ro change. The chief sales were 197 crossbred ewe 3in lamb 20s; 25 at ].5s 3d; 198 wethers at 19s 3d; 143 at 19s Id; 88atl83 2d; 105 at 17s lid; 311 at 17s 6d; 210 at 18 4d; 142 at 16s 3d ; 118 hoggets 14s8d; 40 at 14s 7d; and 36 it 13s ;4d. Fat LamJoß—The yarding was smaller ohan of late and the bulk of them were unfinished. There was little competition but prim^ sorto sold at ab^ut the previous week's rates and unfiuidbe-' lots were easier. The range of price 3w^ Tegs 19i 6d to 20i7d; standard weightt 17s to 19s6d; and others 14a lCd to 163 6d. Fat Shf.ep The entry was a fairly heavj one and was made up principilly of large lines of prime wethers. Tee offering of ewes was not large and medium and inferior sorts were rather lower in value. A few lots were taken for freezing. Ontheothir hand wethers were very firm and primt sorts showed an advance. The tango o* prices was :-prime wethers 23s to 26s ; extra to 31s 6d; light 203 to 23s 6d; eweheavy lines 20s to 22s 7d; medium and jjood 17s to 19s 6d; others 14s to 16s 6d.

Cattck. -Fat Cattle—Tho yarding comprised only 117 head mostly useful etoeif and a lurge number of pens weie passed at first but were ofterwards sod, the market showing an advance of 10a to 20a per head over the previous weok_s priues. A line oi 12 steers from Mr 0. Dampier-Crossltv (Hawarden), made £7 17s 6d to £9 12s 9d : and 17 heifeis from Hawkeswood .£5 12s 6 10 .£8 2s 6d; Steers sold at £7 5* to £10: heifers, .£5 to £5; and cows, £4 17* |6J U £0 ; and one extra good £8 5s equal to 21 ■ to 235; medium, 18s to 20s per 10.1b Veal—calves sold at 7s 6d to .£2 ss. Scomind d.Vry c tfcle —Store cittlj woreamixeii to!; and ihere.was little demand. The bigii■'stpri c for dairy cows was £7 15s. J ics— 'I here was a moderate yarding and in im[.rjvoniG!.t all round in price?, especially in store. Bicor.ers madd 45s to 4'< : heavier we'ghts to 6is; aqua! to Hfd to 4,1 per Ib. Poikeis 28i to 3(3< e^uvl to 4d pur U.\ Larfje stores 203 to 303 5 medium ii 6d to 17s 6<l, and weiners 6s to 10s 6d. A line of iG baccners made 44s 6d to 62d.

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Addington Live Stock Market., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6614, 6 July 1905

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Addington Live Stock Market. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6614, 6 July 1905

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