ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Messbs H. Matson & Co. report :-4 There were fairly large en'.ries of s'.ock end aa it was too first sale after the re opening of the freezing season, there was n very large attendance of farmers interested in the fat lambs sale. There was a keen demand for lambs for exp >rt, and excellent. pricos were obtained. Fat wothers oikl piitnt ewes gold well, but medium and inferior ewe? showed a decline. Fat catiln were again easier. Store sheep coneissfed mo-t'y hoggets and wethers, and sold well up to Sate rates. I'igs were rather easier, Store.o.it;i« and good dairy sow-s wera in demand. A medium number of store sheep came forward, consisting principally of wethers and hoggets. mo-:tly of a useful class This put of the sale wa? watohed by an unus ;aliy lirge attendance, and it wns evident from the outset that the supply was inadequate to meet requirements. From the outset compatUion wag keen, aud nearly all linos changed bnmlri at prices quite on a par with list year's closing rates. The range of prices was*-
Hoggets Hs 5d to 16s Gel. Two tooth svetturs, 13s 3d to 113 2d, Four, six, and eight tooih, 16=. Other weibera, \di t0.17s 3d. Two tooth ewes, 18s. ~, Two tooth ciossbred ewe 3, 19 ■ Id Two tooth halfbred ewes 21s, aged ewes lla C'i.
Therfl was a fair entr.y of fit lambs, totalli 1931, but the number was not as Jarge as was expocted. The lambs offered were mostly well grown, and have improved in condition during the fioo weatbj* of the last fortnight. Export buyers who have been visitiug the country districts say there is only « small proportion of lambs yet ready for freezing, and it will be a fortnight or tnree weeks before the numbers .increase to any great extent. This scarcity of finished laoibs haa.oauacd buyei-3 to be keen in making pur. chases in order to obtain early snpclies, and the sale was consequently a brisk one and prioe3 good. Any iota that were not well finished went mostly to graziers for putting Cα rap?. Tegs 2Cs to equal to ab- at 6Jd per lb. HfAvernge freezing weights 17.i to I'Jd C:L equal to about Gd to G£,l por lb. nnd unlinisbod 143 10:3 to 16 6rl, obiefly bought by graziers. One Peninsula sale was P. Birdling, Torami. 7jat 6d to ]9 3 Gd. Tj.ere wae a. fairly large entry of fatshaep There was a good demand right through the
Fale, a few of the export buyers opara'.i ng The range of prices was as follows : — Prime wethers 21s to 24s 2<l. Others 17a lid to 20a 6d Prime ewes 18s to 24* Gd Gther3 13s to 17s 6d Meiino wethers Hd Merino owe* 113 Cd
The yarning of fat cattle was an average one; but the quality was ng-un satisfae:ory, and good animals predominated. Prices showed a decline equal to 2s per 1001b, the current price of beef being 29i to 3j3 per 100. Thn rargo of prices was—
Steers £7 7s Cd to £11 10s. Extia to £14 53. Heifers £7 2s 6d to £9 10s, Extra )o £11 53. Cows £5 ;o £U.
The salQ3 included—For G. G Holmes, Knockiynn, 8 steers at £12 12) 5d to £14 ; I*. N. Monl rl , Hobinson's Bay, 5 heifers at £7 153 to £8 15i and 3 at £7 lo £7 10s.
in fat calves, owing to ovar supply, the demand was slightly easier, and prices raugti from to 625, according to quality, .Store catfls were represent d by a good e<l try, a n't prices ruled— . Y.'ailngs£2 103 to £2 12s. Fifteen to eighteen months £3 Is to £3 6s Two year steers £5 10s Two Bid a half yeiir stce s lo £6 'i'hren year steers £7 to £7 9s Pour year steers £8 Tβ, Drp cows £2 to £6
Dairy cows were yarded in average numbers, and there wa3 a good ulLround demand, more especially for the better sorts, which elicited spirited competition, Dairy cows realised £2 17s Gd to £11.
Fat pigs were represented by a large entry, but tnking the yarding all round the rjualisy not grod, indifferenily finished 3-.;rta largely predominating. As a result of thi3 the demand showed nn susing tendency. Choppers £2 103 to £4 sa. Hfcftvy baconers £3 to £3 9s, lighter, M 7 to £2 15s. Equal io s,fi ncr lb Heavy porkers 423 to 46a. Lighter 37a to 403, Equal to to 6£d per lb ; Stores real sed hb follows— Sows in pig £3 13s to £4 ss. Sows with liLteiSr£6. Large stores 36s to 423. Medium stores 28s 353, Small store 3 22i to 273. Weaners 16s to 20s.
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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 9 January 1914
ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 9 January 1914
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