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There was a large attendance at the clearing sale conducted by the National Mortgage and Agency Company at " Montalto," ' Mayiield, yesterday on account cf Mr R. "W. Morrow, whose property of about 1400 acres has been purchased by Messrs Baxter Bros., of Ruapuna. The stock, all round, was in excellent condition, and competition throughout was animated, with the consequence that everything brought under the hammer was disposed of-at full market value. The young sheep brought high prices,. and the horses, which were of the heavy Clydesdale breed, also realised good prices.• The fallowing were the principal sales: — Sheep—lßl full and failing-mouth ewes at 15s 7d, 132 failing-mouth ewes at 23s sd, 73 three-quarterbred eighttooth ewes at 265, 180 eight-tooth halfbred ewes at 275, 177 six-tooth h'alfbred ewes at 30s, 197 six-tooth three-quarter-bred ewes at 28s,' 214 four-tooth halfbred ewes at 33s 6d, 328 three-quarter-bred four-tooth ewes at 32s Bd, 190 two-tooth halfbred ewes at 345, 100 two-tooth three-quarterbred ewes at 29s 6d. 200 do. at 28s 6d, 157 do. at 27s 3d. 517 three-quarterbred ewe lambs at 20s, 134 halfbred ewe lambs at 23s 3d. 70 mixed sex lambs at 12s, 2 two and 3-shear English Leicester rams at Signs, 11 from 11s 6d to 375, 2 Rvland rams at 2£gns, 2 do. at Hgns, 2 Southdown rams at 275.

Horses—Mare £18, do. (syrs) £31 10s. do. £14 10s, gelding £26 10s, do. £32 10s. do. £28 10s, do. £40, colt (2yrs) £11 10s, filly (lyr) £17, pony stallion £16, Shetland pony £15, hacks £3 10s and £4.

Cattle—Cow in profit £16, do. £9 15s, do £11, do. £5, cow in calf £8 ss. .do. £5 10s, heifer £9 10s.

Implements, etc. —Stripper £10, water-race plough £8, tripod harrows £10 10s, binder £16, discs £7 10s, drill £40. double-furrow plough £26, swamp plough £16, single-furrow plough £5, dray and frame £4 10s, do. £8 10s, whare £21 10s. "ig £8, Hup car £200,.

A quantity of household furniture and sundries sold at market rates.

TJie New Zealand Farmers' Co-op, conducted a successful clearing sale at Seaneld yesterday on account of Mr S. G. Pilbrow, whose farm has been acquired by the Government for returned soldiers. The following were, the principal sales: —

Sheep—loo two and three-shear ewes at 25s 3d, 231 do. at 25s 2d, 138 do. at 25s Bd, 69 fat ewes at 25s lOd, 17 fat wethers at 295, 41 rams at 13s,' 391 lambs at 20s.

Horses —Gelding (4yrs) £35, do. (9yrs) £7, do. (4yrs) £28, do. (6yrs) £26, do. (aged) £5 10s, mare (4yrs) £33, do. (9yrs) £3 10s, do. (3yrs) £6. Cattle: —Dairy cow £11 ss, do,. £6 10s, 2 two-year-old steers at £7, heifer calf 37s 6d, bull calf 15s.

Implements, etc. —Discs £2 10s, m-übber £4, binder 210 10s, drill £17/ drill and grass-seed box £17 10s, harrows £7 ss, three-furrow .plough £18, six-horse block £5 17s Bd, ■ woolpress £15. trolley £3 10s, 2 rolls Cyclone netting at £3 2s 6d, 2 do. £2 17s 6d, 4 do. £2 10s, 2 do. £2 2s 6d, 2 rolls sheep-netting at 32s 6d, 4 do. at 30s. 1 at 27s 6d, roll barbwire £2 ss, 2 stacks oats at £29 10s, 1 doi £27, tarpaulin £6.

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COMMERCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919

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COMMERCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919

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