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Mes?hh H. Matsos & Co. report :—

There were larger entries of stock than, waa expeoted, and there was also a good) attendance. Beef showed a further docline, •b there was not a very keen demand. Fat lambs were firm at about the previous week'Sj ratis, and fat sheep were easier by la per head.

As in fat stock, there was quite an off entry [n store sheep, the lines undev offer representing two and fourtlvtooth shorn wethers, a few ewes, both shorn and un■horn, with lambs; merino ewes in the wool, both with lambs, and dry. There was a fair attendance, and a satisfactory Bale, though tha tone of tho market was perhaps n shade eftßier, but prices were not quotably lower than at recant sales. Quotations mo :— Forward four tooth wethers, lGs Od to 10s lOd ; four and Bix tooth wethers (very forward) 183 stl; othrr four and s ix tooth wether", 12s 9d to 15s Ctl; two and fourtoo'h w.thers 15.i 3d to Isi sd; two tooth hftlfbred wethers 13 Id to 13s Id ; four, Bix, nnd eifibt tooth shorn ewes with lambr, 13s, All counted ; fonr and six tooth medium eweß 15.-jG(I, owes (small) ls2 i)d; four and sU tooth aged shorn ewes (woolly) with lambs 8; Cd; aged shorn ewes with lambs flj; aged merino ew«s (woolly) and lambs 8s fid ; dry merino ewes (woolly) 7a 8d to lis 3d ; full mouth crossbred ewes (woolly) with good lamba 13b 7d. There was an entry of 1234 fat lambs, the largest this e-anon Thero was a fair proportion of prime lambs, but a great many Us, though well «iown, lacked finish, th« oontinuod wet wetvtb/ r and the softness of the feed being ngaintt the lambs putting on condition, Theio was a keen demand throufihont the »alo on tho psrt of butehere, and Inst week's rates were fully maintained. Bast lambs 17a to 193 Oil, extra to 223 Cd, lighter 12s 3d to JGj Gd. The yarding of fat sbaep wai also larger than last week, seven races being occupied HI againßt lix. The quality of the yarding war not equal to laßt week, there being a lirget proportion of swes, and Bomo of the 101 l of wethers were not well finished. Th« Market opened at slightly easier rates, and although the demand kept up to the end of tlia sale, prlooa were about la per head balOW last week's. Tbe butchers, requiring a fortnight's supply, were able to take tha Whole of the yarding, those who have not pidaooki of their own arranging for the ! rinsing. The range of prices was :—Prima bofu wetbeta 21s to 26a 6(1, others 17* to •Ma <M ;• woolly owes, 22« to 26s 61; prime jllOTn ewes 19S to 24s lid, others 12* 3d to j m U; abdrrf hotels, 16« 3d to 19* fi'l I fintngitlftMletwere: S. Nutt(i.inie invert,»

120 wethers fct 18s to 21s 6d; J. O. Coop ,(LiHle River), 43 shorn ewes at 18j lOd to I 20s Bd.

Despite the fact that the sa'e was a dou'ile Biuret, the entry of fat cattle was below tlia averge, totalling 228 head against 29(5 tho previous week, with 343 un Djcuu'tnr 10, and 283 on December 3- As his baen the cas.? at several recent sales, th? quality of tho bulk cf ths beef off red was thoroughly Bitisfactory, bullocks of undeniable quality Loing numerous, but notwithstanding this, the weakness wbich characterised the two previous sale 3 war further accentuated, beef ihowin? a further decline in value equal to la per 100'b, the current prices ranging from 303 to 35a. Withdrawals were unusually heavy, and the 6ale a dragging one, Steers £7 17a Od to £12, extra to £17; heifers £5 10a to £9 17s 01, extra to £13 ss; oowb, £0 to £10 sa. A Peninsula sa'e was : L. Wilson (Teddington), 5 cows at £6 to £8 ss.

About an average number of fat calves were submitted, mostly very small animals, and the demand showed no variation from recent markets, prices ranging from 8j to £2 Ba.

| Only a small number of store cattle cama . forward, including several linas of useful cattle. Thare was a good demand, but in Is> vpral casea tha reserves were too high to had to bulineßS, the passings being fairly heavy. Fifteen to eighteen months sorts, £;J to £3 ss; two and ahalf year steers, £5 ,8 ; two-year heifers, £4 5s to £4 7 Gd; tvo and a h*lf year heifers, £5 Is ; three--1 year steers, £7 to £7 8i; three year heifers, A 5 IGa; dry cows, £2 to £5. The yarding of dairy cowa was a small 'one, but included some animals of a useful type. There was an unchanged demand, and representative prices ranged from £3 10i to jCIO.

i he yarding of fat pigs was a very sma 1 one, and prices w*re fi mer than at th- prt« vious sale. Choppers, £3 6d to £3 13s; heavy baeoners fiO.i to 655, lighter 50s to • ; tl-pstt pricis being equal to -5Jd per lb.; heavy porkers 42* to 47-, lighter 3tis to 40 , .quiuib-m to 6Jd !-er lb. Store p>gs were aiso in small supply, arid as a result there .vis a b;ii-k d.inand, nearly all animal 0 ranging hands. Larpe stores 32s to 38?, m ilium 27 to 31s, small sort') 22s to 26a ; weaners, lGs to 40s; sows in pig, £5 15s to £(i 2$ 0»,

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4360, 26 December 1913

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4360, 26 December 1913

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