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Missus H. Matson &.Co. report:— .There were again large entries of fat stock and a good attendance. Fat oattle sold at fet* rates, prime beef being very firm. Fat lambs were rather easier, and store sheep sold better. Fat sheep showed a farther hardening in value. Fat pigs sold at late rates, encept porkers, which were somewhat weaker. There was only a moderate demand for store pigs. The ynrding of store sheao showed a further deoreaer, butwaa a fairly good one considering tbe season of the year. Quotations are:—

Two tooth wethers, 14a 91 to 153 6d Four and six tooth wetherd 16s 4d to 18s 9d Four and six tooth halfbred wethers (small) 15s

Two, four and six footh wethers, 16s 3J to 17s 7d Two tooth weihers ('cry small) lis 4d to lis 7d Mrrino we'hers, Us 2d to lis 3d Twj, four, 6ix and eight tooth ewes 19s ioa

Hires (mixed ages and classes), 15s lid Aged twos 9s 6d to 10b 6d Gall ewes. 6s lOd. Lambs (good), 13s 9d to 14s Id Fairly good U\mbe, 12s 6d to 13s 3d - Ifedinm to fair lambs 10s 6d to lis Od Bwa lambs (fair), 143 9d,to 15s 3d Small ewe lambs I3s 5d There was an entry of 6697 fat lambs as with 7981 last week. The quality was ot fair average, and many of the lots, though not on the large side, were very well finished. The competition was not quite so keen as last week, and prices were somewhat easier, though they firmed towards the end of the sale. The average value was about 6£d per lb over all. as compared with 6£d last week. The range of prices was : — Tegs. 19s 6d to 23s lOd. Average weights, 17s 6d to 19a. Light and unfinished, 14s 3d to 17s. Peninsula sales were: E. Cossar (Little Klrer), 120 at 15s 8d: S. H. Midgley (Kin. loch), 64 at 16s to 17s sd. There was a large entry of fat sheep, eleven race 3 being filled, as against ten last week. There waß an improvement in the average quality, there being a number of wall finished lines of wethers and ewes offered. The market, opened well, there being good competition both on the part of exporters and butohers. Prices for both wethers and ewe 3 showed a still further improvement, and the large yarding met with good clearance. , '; The range of prices was:— Extra prime wethers to 293 Od. Prime wethers, 21s 6d to 265. Other wethers, 15s to 21s, Extra prime msrino wethers to 25s 3d. ' Extra prims ewes tn 24s 41. ..

Prime ewe3,lß jto23 3 Medinra ewaa, 15s to 174 Gd. Aged and light ewes, 12s Od to 14s 9J. One Peninsula Bile waß t L. Lelievrp (Akaroa), 20 wethers at 18) 3d to 20s 7d. Fat oattle ware represented by. a yarding totalling 278 hsad, compared with JB7 at tht

previous sale, 007 on May 6, 307 on Apri' 29th, 345 on April 22nd, and 271 on Apri. 15th. There was no change in quotations best soaking 25s to 28i 6d per 1001b. Ouo 4 tations are :— Steers £7 17s 6d to £11 lOs < . Extra goad steers to £16 •;iT Heifers £5 17a 6d to £« ".**? Extra good heifers to £10 7> 6 i »' £8 10,, at £13 Wt&to* £10 53; Peninsula client, 1 heifera. " / £8 3s di. • •' . " Fat calves were penned in about the cv tomary numbers, and, si usual, representet - all daises, ranging from small and imma tart animals to well grown sorts, some of which were too old to come within the tern "ruler." The demand was unchanged oom pared with recent sales, prices ranging frorr 8i to £4, according to age, condition and quality. Only a .small.number of store cattle wert : penned, principally of a very poor class, end < th* demand for all descriptions was weak, I law Buyers being present; Prices were:—

Fifteea to eigbteen-months sorts, £2 Ids Two.year eteerß, £3 9s to £4. Two year heifers, £3 5s to £3 17s 6d. Three-year reers, £5 17s 6d.

Cows, £1 to £5 153.

Dairy cows were represented by a fairly large entry, some of whioh were particular!} good. As usual »at this time of tbe yea there was been competition, and all gooc cows made full prices, ranging fi om £3 to £8 for ordinary sorts, extra good animals making up to £13 10s. Fat pigi were in fnll supply, and in poini ot quality tbe yarding was of a better clasp than at several recent sales. Tbe demand fo» choppers and baconera were unchanged, but porkers were sligh ly easier. Quotations :— Ordinary oboppern, £3 103 to £5 10s. Ordinary baconern, 48s to 555. Heavy baconen, 57s 6d to 65b. Extra heavy baconers to GBs.' Price per lb, 5d to 5.Jd. Ordinary porkerp. 38s to 425, Heavy porkers, 44s to 475.

Price per lb, 6d. Stores were well represented, bnt the demand' wss far from brisk, and prices for rII descriptions were easier. Quotations: —

Ee3t stores, 30s to 383, Medium stores, 22s to 295. Small stores, IS? to 213. Weaners. 89 6d to 14s. Sows in pig to £4 ss.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4398, 22 May 1914

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4398, 22 May 1914

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