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Mbs'BS H. Matson & Co. report:— Wednesday

The entries ol fat stock were large, lut stores were offered in smaller numbers, rut cattle wtre somewhat easier. There was ft good Bale for fat Inrobs, and fat sheep, a id there were but few store sheep offered. Pigs , cf all olataea were generally easier. Store cattle met with & better sale. the exeppti n of a few rame the entry of store sheep eonei ttd of a fiuple o( pens of fhorn we-her t*. ibe yarding teing the smalls n-«n »t Ad-iiHgton for a considerable time, probably for )e,.is. i 1) wae the UFUaI attend*! o<\ and probably «3 a result of improved fei d i roFp' o«>, bs a coiv sequence of the reoent lama, tbem vm>s a brisk demand. The two pens referred to realistd good values, niioee being quite equal to the beat valuea tuling during the season. Prices ranged from I3e 3d to 14s JOd. The sa!f9 were:—Hog^etf—343 half and crossbred wethers at lbs B'l, 30 oroas. bred wethers at Ma lUd. The yarding of fat theep wae the largest fo« several monthe past, ten races being oooupied. The quality of tbe sheep offering vii moHtly prime, and nearly all the sheep were ehorn. AlthO gh prio b were not quite equal to those at the double market a fortnight ego, there was a steady demand throughout the sale. The- butchers jvefe in want of full Bupplieo, and the exporters were also operating on suiable lines, arid thia gave the market a very firm tone. Tha ran«e of prices was -.-Woolly wethers 25s 91 to 28 ; woolly ewes, 23s 10d to 27a Gα;, woolly hoggete, 20t; extra prime shorn wethers to 27i 6d; prime, 20a to 24a 10d; lighter, 17s to 19s 6d; eitra prime Bhorn ewee, to 26s 3d; prime 18a 6d to 22s 6d; others 16a to I 83; txtra prime shorn h'gguts, 24s 6d, The yarding of fat cattle was a good one, both in point of numbers and quality, the day's entries totalling 295 bead, oompared with 378 on November 5, 243 on Ootober 29, and 217 on October 22. The eaeier fee'in« which marked the jre'Carniyal sale was flightly accentuated, va'ues showing a further decline, !he price of betf ranging from SOi to 36', wording to quality, kteers £7 17i 6d to £12 10s extra to £20, heifers £fa 15* to £9 Wo, extra to £13 I7s (id, oowa £6 J Sa to £9 Bβ, extra to £9 ICd. Peninsula ralea were—W F Parkinson (Ataahua), 3 steers at £11 7a 6d to £12 sa, 3 heifera at £0 to £9 7i 6d; E. Latter {Barry's Bay) 7 st-erh at *1O to £12; J O (Joop (Little Hi ver), 3 Eteere at £U 158, 2 sfeva at £U 103. ■ There was a large entry ol fat larube, tun offerings being the most numerous of the geaaon, totaling 6i)5. Tin lambs were of nice «Jven quality, us the coropararively short range of prices Bhow. There wa3 some busitms done for export, but the compatUionwas no» n> all keen, bovo al of the buyn s 0 ily taking a few lots. The demand on the put of the butoherskeptnpprioeHgenc-niily bayotid the exporters' level, and the latter were not buying freely, as the work* will cnly be open for a week, nnd sufficient suppl : e3 have been obtained direat fro v the fanners. Beat lambs 17rf to 203, lighter lii 41 to lt>i Gα.

There was an average yaniirg of fut Oftlvd?, flnd an unchanged demand, prices ranging from 8e to £2 18b,

Tbera was a large yarding of f tore oattle, prinoipa ly fifteon and eighteen months, all classes being represented. Competition wae brisk, and a good clearance was mncte. Yanrlingfl made i>sa to £2 Is, fifteen to oighteoivironiha sort , ) £2 15s to £i IGa, two year etee £1 5s to £i Bs, two year hfifers £4 2a 6d, two and a half year eteerß £.3, 15s 6d, three your steers £7 8s to £3 14v three jear heifers £4 1?3 Gd to £5, dry cows &\ JOs to £3 153.

Dairy aows came fovwavd In fair Burcbers, bat on the whole the quality wa3 very indifferent. The sale' wan n. dragging* ona, in ooneequonoo of the'inferior class offered., and prloea ranged from £3 103 to £10. Fat pigs wera represented by a medium entry, and the demand was scarcely as keen as at the Bale held a fortnight earlier, Choppers rntuie £3 to £5 IV, hn avy baooners £2 18s to £3 6a, extra to £3 10s, lighter £2 10s to £'i 17s, equal to 5d to sirt per II). Heovy porkers made £2 to JBB Ss, lighter £ii iss to jB2, equal to C|d ta 3stl per lb. The yard ing of store pigs was not a large one,, and the demand, moi;a especially for weaners, was very good, Beet etorea made 34a to 335, Wediesai 283 to 335, small sorts 18s to 225, wennern 14b to 20s, '

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913

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