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Owing to harvesting'operations there r was only a moderate attendance at: th;e;..: \\ stock sale held at the Ashburton yards to-day. The entry was a fairly largo one,. especially ot store sheep: , : Tiie' ■ ; total yarding of all classes numbered ! 7026, as against 4072 las^nveek' at the Tinwald yards. The yarding of fac sheep was abouu. 200 short of last week's yarding, and the balk of the entry was composed of fat ewes.. For the latter there was fair competition] but, as was. the case last. • week, several line!* yardc-d were little better than stores, and these .were taken by graziers, while 110 were: passed by auction.' The highest price ruling for fat ewes was 18s, and a lino of 55 was passed in at 18s 9d. Thesmall yarding of wethers and lambs ■ sold at market rates, wothers making up to L9s Id ami lambs up to 18s. The followirg nro the details of the yarding of iiii sheep, the.figures in paren- ' theses being those for- las£ week: — Ewes. 835 (234); wethers, 63 (29); lambs, 61 (405). The yarding of store sheep included - 1390 wethers, 1913 lambs, the balance being ewes. The total yarding of storo sheep was 6567, as against 3405 last, week. The yarding was far in advance, of the'demand, and 3786 were passed in by auction. Prices, taken on the whole, were fairly firm, and there wot; the keenest demand for fat ewes. Wethers were not wanted, and tl;e ! three lines ■ offered were passed in at ;>l6s"''9d, 16s 4d, and 17s Bd. The number of lambs passed in was 675. The following were the prices: —

Sheep. Fat Pens.—Ewes: Thirty halfbreds at 13s 3d, 2l"do. at 15s 6u-, ocrossbreds. ' . at 17s, 26 do. at 17s 9d. 13 do., at" 18s, 14 halfbrcds at 17s 4d. 14 do. at. 16s 4d, 14 do. at 15s 9d, 24 'da. atr 16s 2d, 13 do. at 17s, 14 do. at 17s Id. 19 do. at 16s, 18 do. at IGs Id. Wethers:' Four crossbreds at 17s, 2 halfbreds at 175,,.. , 15 crossbreds at 19s, 16 do. at 18s lid, 13 halfbrods, at 19s Id, 13 do. at 18s .11. .Lambs: 60 at 18s, 1 at los 6d. Store Pens. —Five three-shear E.L. rams at 2gs.' S lambs at 9s 9d< 79 sis and eight-tooth fat and forward halijbred ewes at 175,.53 lambs at 11s, 99 fonr w six, and .eight-tooth crossbred - ewes at 19s 3d, 159. halfbred wether lambs iat 13s 0d r 204 mixed sexes cross- - bred lajnbs at 14s 5d,"246 mixed sexes-, three-quartei-bi-ed lambs-at 14s sd, 48 two-tooth crossbred owes at 20s 3d,182 . sound and failing-moifth three-quarter-bred ewes at 16s, 405 mixed sexes three-quartorbred lambs (245 at 15s 6d, , and 160 at 15s 4d), 107 failing-mouth , three-quarter bred ewes at 10s 4d, 485 crossbred rape ewes at 13s 3d, 116 full and failing-mouth halfbred ewes at I2s , JOd, 180 failing-mouth crossbred ewes at 8s 6d, 200 crossbred mixed sex lambs, at 15s 10cl, 113 sound-mouth•qunrlorbred ewes at 12s 3d, 64 four "and six-tooth halfbred and threc-quar-terbved ewes at 18s-3d. 72 sound-mouth three-quarter bred ewes at 13s. 52 twotooth three-quarterbred ewes (small) at 16s, 55 four, six, and eight-tooth halfbred ewes at 20s 6d, 41 sound and fail-ing-mouth halfbred ewes at 12s 7d. Cattle. Tho yarding of cattle was small. Two fat steers made £S 15s each, 1 fat stror £8 7s 6d. 1 fat hoifer £8 17s Grl, a:iJ i heifer (springing) £6 12s CtT.

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914