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MEB3RS H. Matsos & Co. report

There,where smaller entries of fat stock, but ft larger entry of store sheep. Fat cattle sold with little or no change, fat lambs and fat Bhaep were very firm, and stores were in keen thmand. especially young ewes. Pigs sold at late rates, and tne-e was a good de mand for store cattle and dairy cows. Thi yarding of Btore sheep was quite twice as la gi as that of the previous week. Proc ably as a result of the high rates ruling a week earlier, lambs formed a large propoti n of tha yarding, and these were mostly for good sorts, cull or inferior lots being few and fit b itween. The small remai .der oomistv d of W3thet3, with a few pens of ew )3, inclu I • ing afewlines ofoversai she->p. Keen interest was taken in the sale, which opened at prices for forward lambs pretty well on a par with those ruling a week earlier. This range continued v til near the close of the sale. whan medium sorts became somewhat easier, the high pnoe3 ruling at tho outset of the Bftie being barely maintained, although they continued to sell well. Wethers and ewes sold at laßt week's prioes, and it is becoming very dear, judging by the prioes obtained for young ewes, that breeding ewes will tma season realise high prices.

The range of prioes was— Forward line of lambs 153 to 16), extra to 17b 6d. Medium to good 14s to 14s lOd. Low conditioned and ordinary sorts l<Js to 13a 3d. Small and inferior 103 91 Shorn lambs 10s 3d to 13s Id. Halfbred wethers lis 9d to 12s 3d Two and four t' otbs 14s to 17s 6d Four and six tooths, good sorts 183 6d Two tooth ewes, good, 18s to 20s Inferior lfc 9d to 17s Six and eight tooths 163 3d Two, four, and six tooths 17b 6d Four, six, and eight tooth, oversea sheep, Hs9d . , . There was entry of 4432 fat lambs, as against 4210 last week. A considerable portion of the yarding consisted of unfiuished lambs, whioh were not fit for freezing. There waß keen competition throughout the "sale, and though prices opened a shade easier, they soon hardened up to last week's letel, and continued firm throughout. Tegs. 21s to 23a 6d. Equal to 6d per lb. Avar, ge freezing weights, 17s CJ to 203 od. Equal to G£d per lb. Light and unfinished, 15s to 17s, The ohief Peninsula sales were : J. FBuchaDan (Little Riv r), 39 at 193 Id to 22s CJ; L. Breitmeyer (Little River), 10 at 19s; J. A, Fleming (Pott Levy), 35 at 185 7d>; White Bros. (Kin na), 22 at 18s Gd ; Q. C. Manson (Teddington), 109 at 153 Id to 17s lOd; R. Studholme (Little River). 50 at 17s Id; F. Lane (Little River), 33 at 16s 8d There was a short yarding of fat sheep, only six races beine filled, as against nearly ten races last week. The quality on the whole was again good, the lots being mostly well finished wethers and ewes, iv about equal proportions, The sale opened well, the export buyers competing for w-liners, and these were very firm at last week's rates Ewes showed an advance of 13 to 2s per head inconsequence cf tbe shortness of supplies for butchers' purposes. Tha range of prices was: - Prime wethers, 21s to 24s scl. Other', 18s 5d to 203 Gd. Prime ewes, 19 i to 245. Other?, 16s to 18s (3d. The chief Peninsula sales were: G. G Holmes (Pigeon Bay), 471 at 20s lOd to 24s sd; A. R. Fleming (Port Levy), 24 withers at 21s 9d to 23s Gd; 38 ewes at 183 4d to 18a 7d; J. Fleming (Port Levy), 47 ewes at 193 lOd to 203 9d; A. E. Williams (Port Levy). 17G ewes at 17s lid to 20s 9d; H. Nu« (Little River), 20 ewes at 19s lOd. The entries of fat cattle were below, the average of recent Ealee, totallirg 223 head, compared with 218 on January 14th. The quality all round was quite satisfactory, and inoluded some animals of prime condition, as clearly indicated by tha prices obtained. Compared with the if bouyanoy which characterised the sales h Id since New Year, the demand was unmistakably petition amongst butchers being distinctly more keen, but there wa l no quotable change in value, beef making 293 to 325, extra real, icing to 33b. Steers, £7 to £11 10s. Extra, to £1.

Heifers, £5 10s to £8 103, Extra, to £10 17s 6d. Cows' £5 15s to £10 os.

Fat oalves were panned in about the customary nnmbers, and as usual all sorts were included in the entry, Representative prices ranged fecm 8s to 60s.

The yarding of store cattle was numeric al'y below the average of recent mmkets, the quality showed no variation. The demand was good for all descriptions, the abundance of feed being an inccnt've to speculative operations, Fifteen to eighteen months sorts £2 15s to £3 4s

Two year steers £4 5s to £4 12s Two year heifers £4 Is Three year steers £6 18s

Three year heifers £5

Dry cows £1 5s to £6 5s A small yarding of dairy cows included some animals of a useful type, and the de mand for all sorts was brisk, competition being free, and prices ranged from £3 9< to £9 ss, extra good animals making to £12 7s 6d.^

The yarding of fat pigs was a small one, and tbe competition was slaok, but prices showed no quotable change.

Choppers, 60s to 80s. Heavy baconers, 60s to 70s Extra to 70s. Stbers, 50s to 57s Gd.

These prices being equivalent to 5d to s£d per lb, Heavy porkers, 42s to 47s Lighter sorts, 86s to 40s. Equal to 6£d per lb. Only a small number of store pigs came forward, and the demand showed no change. Best Eorts, 35s to 42?. Medium, 28a to 345.

Bows in pig, £4 to £5 10s Weaners, 14b to 20s.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4366, 23 January 1914

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4366, 23 January 1914

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