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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET.

There was a good attendance at the . \week?y. sale held at iho Tinwald yards , to-day. ; TJio entry of fat sheep numbered 1472; 'as against 94.7 last week at Ashburton. The quality of many of the. fat ewes was littlo better than stores, a,nd consequently several lines* were passed in by auction. Graziers took a"few lines for finishing, and'the prices ranged from 11s 3c?. to 19scJL0d. There was good competition for -rther l small yarding of f.it wethers, and prices ranged from 17s Od to 19s 4d. Of the yarding of fat lambs more than half were passed'in by auction at the following prices: 15s 3d, 165;.3d, and 18s 6d. The' prices for those sold ranged, from 16s lOd to 18s Sd. The prices on the whole were on a par with" last week's rales. The details «f the yarding of fats are as follows, the figures' in parentheses being those for lastweek:—Ewes. 636 (477); wethers, 97 (220); lambs,739 (250). , - There was a « very big yaruing of store sheep, numbering 7959, which included 1657 wethers and 1689 lambs, the balance being ewes. _ There was no demand for wethers, and the .whole yarding was passed by auction, while a large proportion of the lambs also failed to find buyers under the ham-'----mer. There was only a moderate demand for store owes, and df the yarding of sheep 5279 were -pasted by atiation. . The total yarding of all classes of sheet) was 9431, as against 8128 lastweek. The following were the quotations : — Sheep. Fat pens—Ewes: 8 merinoes 8s Id; 32 4-bred 13s, 39 £-bred 16s lid, 11 do. 16s Id, 62 crossbred 16s 4d, 5.^-bred 15s, 4 crossbreds' (in wool) .19s - 10cl, ■-. • 6 crossbred 16s, 19 $-bred 13s 6d, 4 %- 'bred 175,8 3-bred 12s i4d, 23 2-bred 1/s 10d, 23 do. 17s 6d, 45 do. 15s 2d, 2 black faced 17s, 15 J-brcd 16s 3d, 16 crossbred,l6s 6d, 15 5-bredMss 4d, 19 . -i-bred 14s 9d, 20 do. 16s 6d, 39 i-bred 15s sd, 10 -i-bred 15s 3d, 37 do. 14s Id, ' 11 do. 12s 3d, 6 do. 15s 3d, 36 crossbred 18s; 9 -i-bred 15s 4d;' wethers :■ 6 i-bred, 19s, 78 crossbred 17s -9d, 13 5-bred 19s 4d; Jambs: 7 at-17s 3d, 49 at 18s Id, 34 at 16s lOd, 136 at \ 18s Bd. Store pens:—l 69 sound and failing mouth £-bred ewes 12s !9d, 132 4, 6, and 8-tooth 3-bred ewes 20s 2d, 125 full and luimig-mouth 2-bred ewes lls 4d, 110 crossbred fat and forward lambs (mixed sexes) 15s 3d, 58 sound and failingmouth £-bred ewes lj.s 9d, 120 sound and failing-mouth \ and |-bred ewes 15s 7d, 100 4, 6 and 8-tooth |-bred ewes 19s sd, 202 do. do. 19s 3d, 100 sound and failing-mouth i-bred ewes 12s 6d, 51 J-bred lambs (mixed sexes) los lOd, 25 aged merino ewes 3s, 165 6 and Btooth J-bred ewes ]7s Sd, 'jRE^-tootli - t and -2-bred ewes 215,-64 4-, 6 and 8-tooth crossbred ewes 19s, 173 g-bred lambs (mixed sexes) 14s lid, 113 sound and failing-mouth merino ewes 6s, 110 \- bred wether lambs 14s Id, 152 2-tootb 3-bred ewes 19s lOd, 15 aged ewes 4s Id, 42 failing-mouth I and J-bred ewes 9s 6d, 132 sound and failing-mouth g-bred ewes 17s 7d. Cattle. There was a large yarding of cattle the entry totalling 116, all in the store . pens The prices were as follows: — Cow £5 17s 6d, 13 heifers at £3 10s, 12 steers at £4 2s, 32 do. at £3 12s, 6 heifers at £3 16s, 24 steers and heifers at Lo Is, 17 heifers at £4, 2 heiters (springing) at £7 2s 6d, 2- calves at 265, 2 vealers at £3 7s 6d. heifer £3 7s 6d, steer £3 13s, bull £2 3s, 2 dry cows at £4.

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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