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Conditions in the local grain'market, have not undergone any appreciable change 1 since lastrepofj;. The contin,ued fine weather has pnabled the work of threshing and carting to proceed -without loss of time. J -Threshing' operations are now well advanced,, and another two or three weeks will probably see- most of the mills finishing the season- A large quantity, of grain is still, in the paddocks, but railway trucks- have been 1 more plentiful during the past week, and deliveries have been speeded up slightly. Wheat.—Brokers still report that lines are not easily placed, and it would appear as if a considerable portion of the crop will have to be carried for some time yet. A fair demand exists for whole fowl wheat on the basis of about 6s per bushel f.o.b. Oats.—The market is firm but erratic, and while merchants who must cover sales are in some instances paying outside, rates for lines, others are not interested. The offers still vary to the extent of several pence per bushel. The quantity on offer by growers is not great, and a "lot of business is being transacted between merchants. Nominally, values may be quoted as 3s 6d to;3s 7d for B. Gartons; 3s 8d to 3s 9d f or A grade, and 3s lOd for extra choice tynes." Algerians from 3s 4d to 3s 6dfor f.a.q. up to 3s 9d for seed j>arcels ; Duns 3s 6d to 3a lOd according to description; All prices on trucks. . Chaff.—No volume of business is passing and ruling rate is 90s for good average up to 95s for best samples— on trucks.

DUNEDIN, May 16. The valuation of the Otago _ and Southland wool clip is'practically complete. The quantity valued is 92,116 bales, against -.95,909 bales last season. About 50,000 bales have been slugged to the Imperial Government. The quality of the ' clip, is comparatively good, "considering the. severity of thewinter and spring. Prices all round are ,on a par with the previous year's.

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ASHBURTON MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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ASHBURTON MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919