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(Per Press Association.)

WELLINGTON, February 23. The Department of Industries and Commerce has received the following cable message from the High .Commissioner, dated London, February 21. The quotations,- unless otherwise specified, are average market; prices oh the spot:— " ''■''"

Frozen Meat.—Mutton-—; Although. there has been more demand, prices have declined on account of the large supplies coming forward. North island, 4-Jd, for medium weights, but there is a better demand for light weights, which are quoted as high as 4|d. Lamb—The market i.° quiet. There is no change in prices for th« best quality, but a limited demand for the poorer grades, the prices of which have declined. Other than Canterbury, 6d for best quality light weights. Beef—The market is firm. New Zealand, hindquarters 4£d, forequarters 4d; chilled, hindquarters s^-d forequarters 4Jd.

Butter.—The market is steady, with an improved demand for New Zealand. Danish (with market firmer), 121s to. 1245; New Zealand, 114s to 116s. The Australian market is quiet, but steady, at Ills, to 112s. The Argentine and Siberian markeb is steady at 110s to 112s.

Wool,—The market for tops is active prices are well maintained, with a fair demand for New Zealand. A small shipment of Australian cheese at Liverpool sold very freely at 64s to 665. The Canadian market is quiet, but firm. White 69s to 71s, coloured' 70s to 725; New Zealand, white 63s 6d to 64s 6d, coloured 66s to 66s 6d.

Wool.—The market fir tops is active with a good demand. Quotations are: -M 36's low crossbreds 15|d, 40's low crossbred? 16d, 4.4's medium \ crossbfe'ds' 16Jd, 50's halfbreds 20d,: '56's quarterbreds 22|d, 60's merinoes 28d. Hops.—The market is ; qixiet • but steady. .-■. , . ; • :

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HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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