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BURNSIDE STOCK MARKET.

DUNEDIN, April 2

At Burnside to-i*.iy 205 fat cattle were penned. The quality was medium, the entry consisting chiefly of cows and heifers. Good quality cow beef met with good competition, and prices were well up to late rates. Cow beef was in poor demand, and prices were lower by fully £1 per head. Best bullocks made £17 10s to £19,. extra to £21 10s, medium to good £15 to £16 15s, best cows and heifers £12 to £13, medium to good £10 to £11, light £8 10s to £9 10s.

Sheep—24B4 were penned, only a small proportion being of good quality. Ewes were in good, supply. The demand for prime wethers and best' ewes was .fairly keen, and prices advanced Is 6d per head. Medium quality sold at late rates. Best wethers made 42s to 465, good 38s to 40s, medium 32s to 345, light 27s to 30s, best ewes 38s to 41s. extra to 49s 6d, good 32s to 345, light 25s to 28s.

Lambs —-1453 were penned, but the quality .was hardly up to last week's standard. Freezing buyers were operating carefully, and prices hardly came un to late rates. Best made 27s to 28s 3d, medium to good 24s to 25s 6d, light 20s to 225".

Pies. —There was a good yarding of fats and stores. Prices for best baconers were firm at late rates. Choppers and porkers showed a decline, and stores realised recent values.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9576, 3 April 1919

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BURNSIDE STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9576, 3 April 1919

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