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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET.

ASHBURTON YARDS—THIS DAY

The sale at the Ashburton yards.to-' day was the. poorest "recorded for some time past, in spite of the fact that it was a double market, on account of the forthcoming Easter holidays." There was a fair attendance of farmers, but the entry of fat sheep was very, limited, there being a total; of only 488 penned, comprising 386 lambs, 85 ewes and 17 wethers. Bidding, which was anything but animated, was confined to- the local butchers, so far at. least as the small pens were concerned, and the prices realised showed no improvement on those lately ruling.- . The top price, 36s 6d, was secured for a pen of three extra heavy wethers in prime- condition, the only other pen, containing 14 of medium quality, being disposed of at 24s 6d. The best prime ewes brought 24s 9d, ordinary prime averaging from 22s Id to 225-4 d. One lien of 30 lambs in prime condition fetohed '24s B.d, and a Tine of 165 prime well-grown, lambs brought 24s 7d. Other lines sold at 22s to 23s lcj. The yarding of fat cattle consisted principally of second-class stuff, which did not meet with a ready sale. For prime quality, however, tliere was a better demand at current values. Fat cows brought from £8 12s 6d to £13, and fat heifers up to £11 10s. -The yarding of store sheep aggregated 2818, for which there was prac- ! tic-ally no demand, only four lines, totalling 713 sheep, being disposed of by auction. A pen of 109 ewe lambs brought 17s 9d, and aline of 200 2tooth ewes changed hands at 26s Bd..' Two lots of mixed sex lambs of inferior quality realised 12s Id and 12s 9d respectively.

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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ASHBURTON STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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