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The fourth and final wool sale of the season's series was held this afternoon when 2032 bales were catalogued. There was a fair attendance of buyers. The \yool mostly comprised odd lots held over from the previous sale, and there were also a few late shorn clips. There was good competition for J-bred and crossbred, and prices were- somewhat firmer .than at the previous sale. Aii improvement,: m prices war host shown in: the sale of ihe passed in lots iat the February sale. ' Somo lois cf i-breds brought ■ l£d more, and smaller advances were made in other lots of half breds and crossbreds. Woollen mills were not operating to any extent in merino, anfi most of the best lots were passed in, while inferior and earthy lots were competed for by local wool scourers. .Lambs wool of which there;was a fair quantity offered, sold very irregularly and a number of lots failed to reach the reserves.

. The range of prices was:—Super merino lid to Hid. medium and inferior 8d to IOJd, super halfbred iM to 12|d, medium 10^d to 11-Jcl, inferior d\d to iOd, super Cornedale ' 12d to 12* d, medium and inferior lO^-d to ll£d, super threequarter-bred lid to Hid, medium and inferior 9d to 10-fd, medium and inferior crossbred 7£d to lOd. longwool 82d to.9£d, Down wool 10£ d to lOfd, lambswool B£d to lid, merino pieces 6£d to 9&d, halfbred pieces 6d to lOd and up to 12d for Corriedale, crossbred pieces 3-J-d to 7-Jd, locks raid crutchings 3£d to 6-£ d.

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CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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