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LIVE STOCK MARKET.

Messrs H. Matsos & Co. report

The yarding of store sheep diiftrid little in point of number from that of the previous week, but the entry was a full one, ar d tbe greater part of the accommodation restrved for this class of stock was occupied As at several recent sales, lambo formed the bn<k of the yardiDg, the balance being made up of ewes, and a small number of pena of wetbere. Quotations are :—Forward rape iambs 14* 6) to 15s, extra good lambs to 10) 6d, fair lambs 13s 9d to 14/ 3d, medium lambs 13s to 13s BJ, small and low cjnditioned sorts lis to 12s 6d, cull lambs 5s to 103 6d, wether lambs 8s 3i (for oulls) to 15*, ewe larubd 12s Od to 14s Id, two tooth ewes (small). 15s Bd, two' tooth half bred ewes 16s 2<i, two tooth three-' qnarterbred ewes, 19s, halfbred ewes 15-r to 19i Id. eight-tooth three-quarterl red ewes IBs Bd, srx and eight tooth t\va3 14s to 18s 6d, two, four, six. and eight tooth ewes 19s, sound mouth ewes 16; to 17s 10d, aged ewes 12s lOd, merino ewes 6s Id, six tooth wethers Hi 6d, other wethers 12s 9i to 15s 3*.

There was an entry of 3138 fat lambs. 38 less than last week, Tbe range of prices was:—Tegs 19s 6d to 20s Bd, average freez ing weights 16s to 19s, Peninsula sales were:—W. Barclay (Little River), 37s at 18s to 21b Id ", Keenan Bros, (Little River), 55 at lCs to 19* JOJ; J JuJfcon (Little River), 157 at 153 lOd to 18-r 4d; A R. Fleming (Port Levy) 12 at 18s 4I; Drayton (Little Rive-). 06 at IG< to Ibs 6d.

T ie yarding of rat sl.eep was much rivaller than, or.iy seven races beir.g filled, as against ten. The range of prices was:

Prime wethers 2ls to 24s 3d, others 17j Id to 20s Gd, prime ewes 12s to 23s 7d, medium 15s 6d to 18i 01: aged and 14s to Ida. The chief I eninsula sales were R. II Rhodes (O.'ahuna), 37 wethers at 23s Id ; Waits Bros. (Ataahua). 27 ewes at 17s 3d. Tbe yarding of fat onttio was an ay- rage one, totalling 240 bead. Tbo quality was again satisfactory, some first-class beel coming forward. Quotations are—Steers £7 17-< 6d to £11, rxtra to £14. heifers £0 7s Gd to £9 7s6J,cowr£Dl73Gd to £11 10s. Pen' insula sale were—Peninsula client 31 steers at £11 to £12 17s Gd; J O Coop (Little River). 8 steers at £10 12, Gd to £12; B. Ware (Port Levy) 11 steers at £12 to £13 2s 63; J. F. Bucbnnan (Little River), 7 s'< ers at £13 103 to £14; G. Humphries (Willes den), 8 heifers at £9 5* to £9 15s.

There was an average yardir g of fat calves and the demand waß unchanged, prices ranging from 83 to £3 7s Od, extra selling to £4. A. oonpjgnment of 9 extra prime vealers, sent in by Mr F. G. Birdling, of Birdiing's Flat, made £3 63 to £4

The yarding of stcre cattle was a very small one, the smallest indeed that has been seen at Addidgton for a considerable time. Quotations were—Yearlings £2 3s, fifieen to eighteen months £2 13s to £3 15- Gd, two year steers £4 2e, two year heifers £3 153, dry cows £2 53 to £5. Dairy cows were in averago snpply, and the yarding contained several useful animals bb rjhown by the fact tbat several brought over £10, but the bulk were poor. Bepresen tative prices ranged from £3 103 to £11 10j. Fat pigs came forward in moderate nuni' bars. Quotations are—Choppers £3 to £4, heavy baconers £3 3s to £3 10s, lighter baconers £2 12s Gd to £3, price per lb 5d to 6Jd, heavy porkers 463 to 50s, lighter porkers 40s to 455, price per lb 6J-1 Stores were in short sujp'y, and tbe result wits that competition was exceptionally keen f)r ill descriptions. Quotations are—Extra large sorts to 5Gs, ordinary stores 40s to 445, small sorts 28s to 88s, weaners 17s to 20s,

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LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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