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The fortnightly stock sale was held at Duvauchelle on Friday, wbtn there *a_ a very large attendance of buyers and a large entry of cattle. The land sale was, no doubt, responsible for swelling the attendanoe. The yarding consisted of good olasses of Store cattle, and some good forward store lines were penned, though there were not A great many really prime lots offered. The 6 ores, however, were of particularly good quality, and a number of lh es only wanted topping off to make them prime. There was _ fairly good demand for all classes of fat oat le, prloea showing a distinct improve toent, with better competition among buyers. Larga stores also sold remarkably well, though two«year.-old sorts, of which there _ was a fair yarding, were down in price' ttooording to lata rates. YearliDgs came forward in larre quantise?, and though competition was brisk at the beginning of the gale for this class of cattle, the end of the sale saw a distinct drop in prices for yearlings of tho same qua'iy nf at least 10s to 15s per head. A line of 46 cblvib just off the bucket were cold by Mr M. Latter for £1 12s 6d, and this was considered an excellent {trior The range of prices was:—Fat and orwwd steers £7 lis to £10 15?, extra to £11 12a 6d; fat and forward heifers £6 4s to £8 10s ; fat and forward oows £6 lbs to £9 7» 6d; store bullooks £5 12a Gd to £7 I lis; empty cows £310s fo £5 17s 6d; empty heife.a £5 7a to £6 2s 6d; two jear.old cattle £4 Sis Gd to £<i 6s ; eighteen.-months cattle £3 16s Mto £4 _s; yearling, £2 18. Cd to £4 _*; springers £G to £8 7a 6d; yearling bu Is £3 3j to £4 2a Gd ; this year calves 253 to 32s 6d. Following are the sale. :—

Mr B. Latter sold; 6 fat steers £10 15s 8 fat heifers £8, 2 do £8 10s, fat cow £6 10a 2 empty heifers £5 14s 6d, 1 do. £5 7s 61, 8 empty two.year heifers £G 2a 6d (passed), 2 empty cows £3 10s, 11 eighteen months steers £4 4b, 15 yearlings £2 IDs, 46 this year _ calves £1 12s 6d, yearling bull £4 2s 6d. oow and oalf £5 12s Gd.

New Zealand Farmers' Co<-op. Association sold: Fat steer £8 10s, fat heifer £7 7s 6d. 2 fat, tteers £8 ss, 2 large forward Bteers £11 12b 6d, fat cow £9 7s 6d, 10 forward steers £10 2b 6d, i do. £7 12s Gd, 4 forward heifers £6 12s 6d, springers £6 and £7 10s, 20 yearling heifers £4 (passed), 60 yearling steers £4 2s 27 two year Bteers £5 ss, 36 four, six and eight'tooth ewes and wethers 19b (3d, 40 do. 16s sd,

Messrs H. Matson & Co. sold 4 fat htife.s £7 15a, 9 18.months old steerß £4 ss, 14, yearlings £3, 12 yearlings £3 B_, 2 yea.liugs £2 Is.

National Mortgage & Agenev Company Hold 5 forward heifers £7 le, . forward heifers £6 _s, 1G forwa d store bullooks £7 11?, empty cow £5 17s Cd, _ 2 year steers £6 6a (passed), yearling bull £'1, Q 18 months cftttlo £i ss, yearling bull £3 33. Messrs W. D. Wilkins „ Bonn Bold 2 /at cows £7 1.8, forward cow £6 10s, forward heifer £5 12s 6d (passed), epringer £8 7s Cd, 6 2-year old oattln £5 lCs 6d, 3 2-year old cattle £8 15a, 7 2-year old oattle £5 fa, 13 two year steers £4 4s 10 18 months Bteers £3 16s 6d, 12 yearling £3 16.<, 5 yearlings £3 i«* ,1° 83 £2 lf} (P as sed), 14 yearlings £2 18a Gd, this year', calf 25a.

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DUVAUCHELLE FORTNIGHTLY STOCK SALE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913

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DUVAUCHELLE FORTNIGHTLY STOCK SALE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913

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