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Hingis H. Matsoh &_ 00. report:— There were large entries of fat cattle, •beep, and lambu, but a small entry ot store sheep, and average offerings in other depart • ntnti. Fat cattle opened at eesier rates. Fit lambs Bold well, and though there was a bißTy yarding, prioes firmed towards the oloie of the sale. Btore aheep sold without change, though the demand showed some improvement, and prices were generally in kiTbnoe oi last week's rates. There was a poor demand {or store cattle, bat dairy oowb •old well. . ' The jarding of store sheep was a small one of the usual varied classes, the only epecial futoisß being a few pens of good forward wethere, a few small lines of ewe lambs, and one or two pens of ewes of a fairly good class The balance of the entry was made up of the n*n»l varied classes. There was a medium * attendance, Ah was ihe case oi the previous week, lambs were somewhat firmer than they were two or three weeks ago, and ewe lambs litso commanded more attention. . In ewes the beet ewes on offer Bold freely at full rates while wethers were unchanged, selling at prises on a par with recent rates. Quota" lions areTwo, four, eiz and eight-tooth ewes (well grown And in condition), to 20s. Two, four, six and eight-tooth ewes (in poorer condition), 15s 7d. Four, six and eight-tooth ewes, 18s. Fall and failing>mouth ewes (goodolaee) 17ild. Aged and cull ewes (empty), 4a 9d to 8s 3d Beet lambs 14s to 14s So. • Fairly good to good lambs, 12a to 13b 4d. Very medium lambs, Hβ. , &m»U iambs, 9s 6d. Ewe lainbe (good), 15s 9d to 17d Id. Bwe lambs (inferior), 12b 6d. Wether lambs, 12b Id. Four and six-tooth wethers, to 183 3d. Two, fonr and efxtooth halfbred wetbore, 16a 6d. Two and fonr-tooth wethers, 15s lid. Two-tooth wethers, 14a Id to 15a 7d, llerino wethers, 10s. Th6t6 wee a heavy yarding of fat lambe totalling 7495, and including some large lines. The bulk of the offering consieted of light and unfinished lambs, which are sow being got rid of on account of the Boaroity of - feel. The range of prices was :— Tags 20s to 23b 6d Extra prime tegs to 25b 10d . Avenge weights lgs to 19a 6d Light and unfinished, 14a to 17s 6d Peninsula Bales were—G. Barclay (Little Blver), 81 at 18a 9d; W. Thompson IMuhat.), 35 at 18a; J. T. Irwin (Little Birer), 90 at 16s 4d. '■■ There was, a large yarding of fat cheep, eleven raeea being fully occupied. Tha bulk of the offerings consisted of ewes, and of these there were many linea of prime heavy weights. There were aleu a few lote of extra good wethers. The market was very firm throughout, and prices generally showed an improvement. The range of prices was ;—

Ettro prime wethers to 28s

Prime wethers, 2is 6d to 263

Other wethers, 15s 5d to 21s Extra prime ewes to 3Lβ 9d Prime ewes 18a 6d to 233 6d Medium ewee, 15s to 18a

Aged aod light, Us to 143 GI Merino wethers, 21s 3d ~ ' Merino ewes, Ila to 12a :? ; The yarding of /at cattle was an exception) j'-i ill j heavy one for any fapn->on of '.he year. Is* J the ODtriea aggregating 410 bond compared fe? f». ,-* with 278 at the previous bin d7B on May 13th ''.'**- '„ ' iWTon JM»y 6tb, 307 ) On t ApnJ29ih, and 345 f \-,'pn{A'jft\l'2'4hdi yarding included conIfllMHl.<«nd the by soma of the prices ( '^IMlvfl*?' ,l ? , !' ",'kOwid'b *o the heavy yardirjg the ' opened .decided!j below'the rates V,; ifivfiunuii At the previous sale, bat later there T i TVj| ,'»M * ilighlimprovement, and the general -Ci »"' r Menigi'loi , beef was about the same as the ' h> - previous week, namely 253 to 28s 6d per JOOlb. ■* Bte«rs £7 17s 6d to £11 5s Fxtra steers to £16 27s 6d Heifers £6 5s to £3 5s Extra heifers to £12 2b 6d Cows, £5153 to £9 5s Extra cows to £10 5b Peninsula sales were:—Q. C. Mans-n (TfedJujgton). 8 steers at £10 5s to £15 12a 6d,. 3 heifers at £8 12s 6d to £8 15s, 3 cowb at £7 5b to £12 12a 6d; Peninsula client, 6 ,- heifere at £7 10s to £7 17a, 9 cows and hsilers at £6 12s 6d to £8 7s 6d. The yarding of store cattle was a email one, being confined to about 30 head, the mvjority of which wers old cows. The de ■ maud was weak, buyers being few and far between. Ouotationa are ; — Fifteen to eighteen-raontha sorts, £2 7s. Twe-yiar steers, £4 lWs (pnssed) Two-year heifere, £3 9a 6d to £4. Cowb, £1 3s to £4. The dairy cows offered were a useful lot, and there were a fair number yarded. The demand was free, especially for good sorts, and prices ranged from £3 5s to £9 17s 6d, extra making to £12 10a. The yarding of fat pigs was a oomparativa- ,- .ly small one, but mainly of good quality. There was fair competition, and prices vreie about on a par with thoße ruling a week earlier. Quotations were :— Choppers, £3 to £5 10s. Heavy baconers, 60s to 655. Extra heavy baconere, to 70s. Ordinary bacon ers, 47s to 555, . Price per lb, s|d. Heavy porkers, 42s to 455. Light porkers, 363 to 40s. Price per )b, 6d. Store pigs csrae forward in comparatively Small numbers, and there was a scarcity of well grown animals. The demand was better than at the previous sale, competition being more free. Quotations:— B«at stores, 33s to 41s Cd. Medium stores, 30s to 375. Small stores, 30s to 375. ' Small stores, 20s to 28s. Weaners 8s 9d, for very small pigs to. If 8 6d for good animals. Sows, with litters, £5 10s to £6 15s.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 29 May 1914

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