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LIVE STOCK AIAUKET. BlESfns E, Matscx tv Co rrprM : — Wednesday There was an uveiage attendance »t the AdJington livestock market Wednesday ir. spite ot the dull and r<.iny weather. As re RttrdG the yarding of stock, there wass net t ny outstanding ohanpe noticeable from the mor Ifacent muikettt, the tntriee beirgnbout the same, with the po&i-iblo ixoeplion oi ihe fat andsiore sheep cln-see, which weie in decidedly l»rger numbem. fat lambs also were |Q better supply, Tbe yarding of atoro p[.e p nhcwfp n fairly, larße iDoreasa, oom artd with recent Bales, end as usual at this poriod of the year, consisted very largely of two kotls, the balance' being made up principally of ewes and larnbfl Onoe again competition was keen, nnd al good olearanoe was made at prices on a par with those ruling a week earlier. Quotations were—Four tooth wethers 14s 3d to ] 5-j 8d; two and four loolh wethers 13a 7d to 17h Id ; mtdium twoiojth wethers 10i iSJ tolls; good two tooth wethers lo 15a 8d ; two tooth wettere 13a Id to 17s 8d; six and eight tooth halfbred wethers 183; six and eight tooth woolly ewee, with lambu, lGs sd; aged ewes with Jamba 7s 10d ; six and eight tooth ewes Ut 7<J; four and six tooth ewea Ida 10d. There were 715 fat lambs in Ihe pens, as compared with 528 at the previous wcek'e Bale. Thn quality was inclined to be rather nnevon, and there wns a fair proportion of medium and uhfini6htd lambs offered. Last week a drop of about 2s per head had to be chronicled, nnd the snle Wednesday opened nt about last week's rates. The supply of lambs was rather more Iban equal to the demand, as the butchers only wtre operating, and a further elurop resulted as the sale progressed, lambs going down quite !■ per head on even last week's price*. The range of piices was:—Best lambs 1C? 4d to ]oe, lighter 14* 9d to IC*.

Ihe entiy of fat shetp showed an increase over last week's rnaiktt, ewes and with'rs both being well represented, There were practically no woolly sheep in tire section at the sale, and ihe quality of the bu k of he pens was good. Bukhers purchased fsirlj heavily, and it is not nnticif aled il la i mucli will be required next wedc The range of prices wob;-Prime woolly wethers "Jβ prime ghom wethers 20s to 24', others 16s to to 19. Gd, woolly twes 275, prime phorn IV to 2-1?, olheis J 2s to 18s 6d, hogg. is )!» od. ronin.-ula selea nere:-F iJirdlm. (BirdllDß , - Flat). 28 at Ui ; J Bennie (Mniu Itarara). 17 at 22» 9d to 23j 6d ; A J Bi,d ling (Ualewell), 02 at 2ls (id; X Li.Ug. Birdling'e Flat), 47 ar 20s 3d, J. E. F| (rn i,,J (Port Levy), CO at 10a 9d to 21e Id • R .1 Fleming (Port Levy) 65 at 15a lid to 18s 41 . til? '"oJi". 8 ° ! , fat OiUtle ,vas fl leree" opp totalling 340 head compared with 283 at iht previous eale, and 173 on Novemb-r 2G'h The yarding inoluded a number of excellent bullocks, the general avemge of the beef being very eaiisfaotory. Notwithstanding this, however, and probably as a oonseqnenot of Bupplits being in excess of nquJremenJe, the demand showed a distinctly easing ten. denoy, and beof showed a decline of Is per lOnib. tteera made £8 5a to £11, extra to £ iio « °" £5 17s 6d t0 £9 10 »- extrn 7s 6d. Peninsula Bales were-G. G f°S»'?. no u yDa i? EiteTß&i£u t0 £16 ; *~«"' Ataahua ' 18 steers at £9 to £9 17 &l««%"^ £18 l tofB:R H. Bhodee, ri h i'lf tecrß R l £:b - 1 ' 6d to£i2 2.c

There was an average yarding cf fat oalvee, from 8a tot-T Fioea A fair number of store cattle were renrted SJi*" , "^ ,1 ' p P eekln S the quality was yen Indifferent, poor animals very largely predominating. In spite cf this, howeier, tC waa free competition, and a good olearar o> was made at cm rent pi ices. Yearlinct realised £2 7s to £2 lb-, lifteen to e£Z month* sorts n 6, to £4, two Jeiil \ tew 15 14a, two year heifera £-1 ]3 3 to £4 17----5 St Pr ,r 8 lh^ c year heifers £5 **> ">wb £i to £6 15s, and cows and calves £0 15*. A small yarding of dairy cows consisted of pjor animals, good cows beinfl unrepresfnt Jβ £9 ,Q P,esentetlTe P rices ra »eed from Ji3

Fat pigs were entered in large numbers porkers very largely predominating; indeed, the number of this class was too Wβ for ™! UI r m nu to, The demftnd Wfts a" round. Choppers realised £3 10s to £i 12s e<i, heavy bHooner, 65s to 70s, lighter 50s to 60s, equal to 5d to G£d per lb ; heavy porke B brought 43a to 47a, lighter 37a to 42* equivalent to Od to OJd per lb. Store pise were represented by a full yarding, and there was a fair dom- nd, nearly all lines being cleared a current rale?, Large Btores real waila lo 41b, medium '2Hi to 303. small ■galea to 27,. Weaners brought 12? to

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ADDINGTON., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 12 December 1913

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ADDINGTON. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 12 December 1913

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