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The following is the Ashburton grain market report for the we&K ended March 14, 1914: — The weather. has been all that could be desired for threshing and carting during the past week, and these operations have proceeded without interruption. Grain is now being offered freely, but the quantity coining forward is below what is to be ■ expected at this stage of the season —this refers more particularly to wheat. Wheat. —Owing chiefly to the small quantity offering, the market for prime grade for prompt delivery is firm, and prices have advanced on opening rates to the extent of from one penny to two pence per bushel. Opinions among buyers vary, somo considering that the present values are not justified. Prices are:—S.S. Tuscan, 3s 6d to3s6Jd; Hunters, 3s 7d; Pearl, 3s 7d to 3s 7£d: on trucks, country- stations. Sales of prime Pearl are reported at higher rates, but the lines have been choice, aud for ordinary parcels quoted prices indicate the selling values. Qats. —The demand is steady, and all lines offering find buyers at rates given below. Merchants state that forward contracts caxmot be mado to even make buying on present rates attractive. Quotations:—A Gartons, Is- 7d to Is "id; B. Gartons, Is 6-id to Is 7d ; Duns, nrime. Is 7d. lighter, Is 6d to Is 6-J-d; Danish, Is sd.

Chaff. —There is not a large volume of trade passing .as yet, and value is 47s 6tl to 50r>, on trucks, for prime quality.

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ASHBURTON GRAIN MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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ASHBURTON GRAIN MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914

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