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There* were fa'rly larpe entries of slock, *xoept fat sheep, and the attendance was fairlj KOOJ. Fat tattle were in over o upp'y, Ann prices el owed a decline. Fat lambimproved in price, as did let fcheep. The c wag n* change id fto c cheep, In fai pi** Ihwt Wftß ft tone in the market 1 r porjteri. Etore oaitle told, well, ub did rui a dilry oowri ~ ~ , TheyardinßOf Flore Fherp was of obott thaiame pioiortione ag that of the pieVioua week. The tcoiand for all detcriptiOLß was on ii par with reomt maikili, compiWum beirg keen, and every line subu nun (bbud purchasers at piicea full? rp to lete n-te* Quotations are :-Four a-d six tocth wdther? wy forward to 17a «d, others 10j; two end four tooth wethers 14s l<l to Id; two tooth ttrthri («ood) 15- 7d to 153 lid, Iwn teoth wethers (medium) 13a 9d to Us *~ two-tooth wethers (small) 10a 6d to 12b lud , ealle'7»Bd: four and t-x tooth ewfß )Ss Id, two-tooth ewee 15a (Id; aged ewts wilh larabf, all counted, Us. There wat an entry of 830 fat lanibs Th« prices at the opening of the sale showed * firmer tendency, and they improved still further later on. The range of ptioee;was : Bait lambs 17a to 19s 6d, extra to 20a lid, lighter 103 to 16s Gd. - There was a ihort jardii g of fat sheep. only Bix races being rilled. Almost all the lots were in prime oondition, and wothers fend ewee were represented in almost equal Dumberi. In vUw of the short supply then »ae'good competition by the butcher?', and priofson tht-avemge ehowed arise of is 6d jer hoad on tbe previous week's prices. The TRrge of prices was—Woolly twee 23a 3d to 27<<, prime shorn wethers 21b 61 to 25e Id, othni I9i» to 21s, prime shorn ewrH 203 to 24* Bd, othen 16u2d to 19s 61, shorni hoggets 19* 6d. A Penintula sale vas-G. G. Bolmes, Knocklyn, 130 at 193 lid to 22s 2d In the fat cattle eeotion of the sale,(here W»B ft yarding of 29b head, aßainst 343 the previous week, 283 on December 3rd, 173 on November J 9th Onoe Bgain the all-round <]u«lity woe Rood, some being of esct-ptional quality, and the entry included tome uetful llnee from the North Island. Despite the i nifornily good quality of tha beef offered. however Ibe market gave unmistakable evidence of a further weakeninf, o>iocs falling Jl rer 100'b. Peef realised 30? to 365, Bteera £8 17s 6J to £12, extra to ii 17 15.-. heifers £6 10s to £9 6>, extra to £13 15*. 60*8 £6 to £11. A Peninsula tale wra— A, E. Birdling (Poranui), 12 stners at £12 15 to £15 2s Gd, '2 cowe at £10 5s (o £10 10?.

Fat selves were represented by m average yarding, covering the mual w : do ruige Hales were unchanged, pri oa running fn n> 81 to 645,

There was a fair yarding of etnro cattle, principally of a useful olaas, and thore wh goo I competition (or all descriptions, pric«•■• koiping up to the level of those obtained «• ieo nt iftles. Fifteen to eighteen month> sorts, £3 to £4; two year eteere, £1 17a 6ri to £5; two and n half year eteers, £5 17e fld; twoijear heifers, £i 5j to £4 14a; three year eteere, £6 10' to £0 15 ; threeye«r heifers £5 Oa to £5 12s (3d: iiveyear eteen, £0 M 9 6J; dry cows, £1 10j to £4 2b 6d.

Dairy oows were represented by a medium •ntry, but these inoluded very few good animate, roush classes very largely predorni nating. Prices ranged from £3 15s to £10 s*, aaoording to quality. Fat piftS oame forward in medium num bars, and far r?""'hoppers andjaconer are concerned thoro was do change in values. but for porkers the market showed an inu provernent. Choppers, £3 to £4 15a; heavj baconere 57e to Cse, extra to 70a, others 48. to 555; these prioes being eoual to 5d to Bjd per lb; best porkers 44a to 47s° Cd other? 38i to 43?, equal to 6Jd to GJd per lb. Stores were represented by a very fair entrj and there w»s a good demand for all classes No very forward stores wero entered, Best Btoree 36s to 40.?, medium 30s to 35?, small ■orte 22i to 29a; weaners, 14s to 20a.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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