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There wa& a good attendance at the weekly stock sale held at the Tinwaid yards to-day, and the yarding of sheep ( "was the largest recorded tor some months past, the bulk of the entry be- : ing in tne stove pens. . The yarding of sheep in the fat pens was much bigger than that of last week, but the quality was not so good. There was a good demand, for fat ewes, and with the exception of three small lines, which were little better than stores, a good clearance was made. Although there was good competition for fat wethers, the prices asked were above the buyers' ideas of values, and three fairly larsze lines were, passed in by auction at 19s 6d, 20s 3d and 20s Bd. The bulk of the lambs yarded in the fat pens were below freezing buyers' weights, and 459 were passed in by auction. Prices were on a par Avith last week's rates. The details of the entry of fats are as follows, the numbers in parentheses being those for the last sale:—Ewes, 306 (335); wethers, 243 (63); lambs, 719 (61). There was a very large yarding of store sheep, including 1295 wethers, 2513 lambs, the balance being ewes. There was only fair competition, the entry being in excess of the demand. Of the yarding 3200 were passed in by auction. Prices were well up to market rates. The, yarding of store sheep totalled 7209, as against 6507 last week.'

The total yarding of all classes was 8477, as against 7026 at the last sale. The following were the quotations:— Sheep. Fat Pens:—Ewes—l9 three-quarter-bred 15s 3d, 8 • crossbred 17s, 10 halfbred 16s Id, 9 do. 16s, 13 do. 14s Od, 20 crossbred 17s lOd, 15 halfbred 16s lOd, 3 three-quarterbred 16s 9d, 15 do. 15s 3d, 18 halfbred 16s, 24 crossbred 14s 7d, 80 do. 16s 6d, 18 do. 14s 9d, 4 halfbred 18s Id; wethers—B halfbred 21s. 11 do. 17s 9d. 21 do. 17s 3d, 17 do. 20s: lambs—s7 ■at 16s 4d, 90 at 18s, 113 at 18s 6d. Store pens:—lsl failing-mouth halfbred ewes 10s 6d, 253 mixed sexes fchree-quarterbred lambs 14s lid, 324 sound and failing-mouth halfbred ewes 12s, 319 8-tooth crossbred ewes 19s, 37 aged .halfbred ewes 5s 6d, 54 4, 6, and 8-tooth half bred ewes 16s 6d, 118 2-tooth three-quarterbred ■ wethers 16s 4d, 161 halfbred wether'lambs 12s 7d, 460 mixed sexe.'< three-quarterbred late lambs lls Bd. 92 6 and 8,-tooth threequarterbred ewes 14s Sd, '193 2 and 4tooih crossbred wethers 15s 7d, 163 mixed peso-; fat and forward halfbred cvres 18s 3d. 270 failing-mouth halfbred ewes 12s Kkl, ',303 mixed sexes fat and 'forward three-qiiarterbred lambs 17s Id. 27S 2-tootli halfbred and threemwiiiorbved owes 21s 6d, 29 small cull iiunh" (mixed r-exes) 12s 4d, 24 do. do. ~\-> M' '2-;')Tti! lialfbrcd ewes 18s 2d, 2<5 1- •M".ivl woiher lambs' 13s 6d, 80 t'i rvi F'fiotli crncVnrod ewes ißs 4d, /M) C •■ncl f! looth lulfbred ewes 19,-, 6d, 71 filTuLi nvu:!h halflvpd ewes 11s sd, )'.'i~ .1 r\ v i'l S-tontb ihree-cmarterbrcd f^v f v, |o, ?d 'J(U) 6 and 8-tooth halfbred fws T7s -M, F8 4 and 6-tooth crossbred P-.V..C- SO- ?d, 38 6 and 8-tooth halfbred •t".-p- IQ, 3:1. Xattle. Th; '.■'> i T, :i.^ no cattle yarded.

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914