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Mmsrs H. Matson & Co. report :—

There was a largely inoreaeed entry of all «lawca of ebeep, and average yarciings in otbtr departments. Fat c»u)e obowed no Bbange. Store sheep sold well, although Iftmbl we?a somewhat easier. Fit lambs | fciio ihowed en easier tendency in prices, but iba competition was active. Fat cheep weie firmer at prices above Ihe closiog rates of! list week, Figs of all olassee s Id well Thtre waa o keen demaod for et r cattl-. §ni a good eale of da'ry oows. - The ya ding of store cheep was easily tbe Urges! brought forward at Addington during tae present season. The fo'lowing was the range of prices:—Best rape lambs 14s 61 to 111 93. good rape lambs 13e 3d to 14=>, me< d>um rape lambs 10s 6d to 12a 91, indifferent rape lambs 8a 6d to 8s 9d, cull lambs 63 to e>, two tooth wethers U> 6d to 153 6d, two »ad four tooth wethem Ids to 163 3d, two tOOih ewei 15s 01 to 90s Gi, four six and ejght tooth ewes, 19 >to 21s 61, best sound month ewei lit to ISd Ud, ordinary sound month ewes 12s to 18s 6d, full and failin: mouth ewes 101 to 12s 6d, cull ewes 73 61 to

01. There wa3 a larga entry of M lambs, the offering* being the thia season. The quality of the lamb* also sbow«d some im provemcnt over thnse of lα , e, al'hough tbe:e were Done cxceptionalb , good. The range o£ prioea was; —

Tegs, 18 i to 20i Average freizing weighs, to 17 . 01

Light and unfia shed, 15s to 153 9d. Peninsula s%\ee were : H. MWgley (Little Biver), 80' at J69 8d to 17* 8d; J ¥. Buchanan (Little River), 31 nt Ist Id to IG3 4d ; H. Barn U (Little Him), 82 at 153 si. The vaTcli r g ot fat,sheep also ehowed a considerable increase, Ibere being ten raoea fully occupied, as against seven Ibs' week, The quality wa* up ti the usunl nversge, am) iws again formed the bulk of the eff-r----inga. The range of prices was: - Prime wethers, 20< 6d to 23? 9.!. Other?, Isi 3d to 20a Prime ewea, 173 6d to 213 3d. Medium, las to 17a. Aged and light, 13a to 14a 6d.

Merino ewes, 10a 6d.

Peninsula sales were: G. G Ilotmes (Knocklyn), 86 wethers, 19s 3d to 2ls «J.]; Waghorn' end Craw (Little Akuloa), 256 at 18j 9i to ais 81; 0. C. Nurbey (Lon<? f-ay), 103 wethers, 18a 10d to 20? 61; H. Barnett (Little Biver), 48 at 18<3d; Waghorn and Craw (L<ttle Ahaloa). 84 ewes at 16s 9d to 19s 2d; J. 0 Hay (Pigeon Day), 52 ewes at 173 3d to IBr Gd ; 0 C. Natbey (Long Bay), 42 ewes at 15s 10d to 18s

The yarding i f fat cattle was not a partioularlj large one, the entries totalling 249 head, compared with 211 at the sale held a week earlier, 240 on February 11th, 187 on February 4th, and 248 on January 28ih Quotations are: — Steers, £6 17s 6d to £11, extra to £14.

£ Haifere, £6 to £10 12s 6d. Com, £5 17b 6d to £12 lOa. Peninsula sales were •- Peninsula client, 3 heifers, £6 lOa; J.Parkinson (Kaituna), 6 cows, £6 2s Cd to £8 10s ; J. F. Buchanan (Little Kivtr). 4 eteete £1! 15-) to £13 12e 6d, 4 heifers £6 12s 6d to £8 7s Gd, There was an average of fat calves and the dernam showed no change from recent sales, representative prices ranging from 8i to £2 10a, an extra good calt realising £3 15. ,. — The yarding ot store cattle was of medium proportion Quotations are : —Fifteen to eighteen months sort?, 393 to £3 15a, two year heifers £4 54 to £4 7* Gd, two and a half year steers £5 12s 6d to £5 17a 6d, three year steers £6, three year heifers £5 19s, dry cows £3 to £5 An average yarJing of dairy cow 3 included gome very good sorts, and prices ranged from £3 15ito£10, extra bringing £12 7e 6d to £13.

There was a representative yarding of fat pigs. Quotations are:—Choppers £3 10b to £5 16j, heavy baooccrs 62s to 77a Gd, light baooners 52s Gd to 60b, price per lb, 5Jd to sjd, heavy porkers 46s to 50j, lighter porkers 40s tor 445, price per lb CJd, Store pigs wtre in fall eapply. The range i o! prices was:—Extra large stores 47s to 51b, medium 38s to 465, small 23s to 375, sows in pig £3 15s to £4 10s, weaners 14s to 21b, average for wea'ners 183

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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