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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 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