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Mbsßks H. Matson & Co. report:— There were medium entries of fats;ock and a fair attendance. Store theep were in good demand, especially you'.R sheep, there being a rite in the pr cc (•£ hogged. Fat oaUle showwi nn advance of 2a 6d per 1001b, owinj? to the competition of export buyers, The fat sheep tale opened at an advance o f Is to Is6d on the op*ni'-g prices last week, and nfter prices had further firmed, ihcy eased cff consirl< rably towards the end of the Bale. Fat pigs were in keen demand at higher rale.-;. Although tho yirrimg of stire =heej was rather larger iru.n thnt of September ( J, it was nevertbaltsi a relatively sruu.ll i>ru , aid ■onrieted of a coupie of \>e»t of young ewe?, t few pens ol aged ewep, two or three pens of hoggets, and a pen of four and six tooth forward wethers.

Quotations are — God forward hopget3. 14 Gd to 14a lid. Very hogget's 13s. Four and Bix'lo:th weth*rs (fi rwir'), 17a Id. Onll wethers, 11s 85. Best ewes, to 243. Four and eix-tooth ewes, 173. Aged owe-, llh 9d to 14i. The>e eight new neason'a fat lambs p 'nit-.: on behalf ot H. A. Bennett Ev eton), and thuy Bold unJar keer. com* peation at 25* 6 I e<ioh The yarding of fat ■beep was eomewhat Emaller than lai-t week. tight races being ocoup ed, but a number t f pens were not tiiltu The rfu.g,; of prices wns: Extra prine wethers to 40a. Prioia wetherß, 25s io 31b. Others, 19s 8d to 24-s (id. Merino wethers, 12* 9.i io 25s 3J. Extra pi-ime ewes to 32b 9d. Prime ewes, 22« 61 to 2Ps 6d. O;hers, 193 9J to 22j. Merino ewes, 191 2d. Hoggets, 16a 3d to 23s 95. Peninsnla sales were: F. G. Birdling (Poranui) 41 wethers ac 29 f 61 to 36' 6d and 10 ewes at 30j ; A. Birdling (Halswell). 100 wethers at 26s 8d to 30s.

The entry of fat cattle was of moderate dimensions, the yarding totalling 289 head, compared with 312 at the previous sale. The demand'was again very animated, and prices shewed another advance, the lower claa3 showing an inoreasa of Is Gd and first , class quality of 2s 6d per 1001b, the average prioe ranging from 34s to 423 Gd. Quotations are :— Steers, £7 5s to £11. Extra good steers. £15, Heifere, £6 os to £9. Extra good heifers, to £14 153. Cowe, £5 15a to £8 7s 6J. Extra good oows, £15 10s. Price per 1001b, 343 to 42s 6d. One Peninsula sale w»3: Mrs M. J Coon (Kaituna), 4 heifers at £6 12s 6d to £7 123 6d. The yarding rf fat calves was of about the earn- proportion as at recent eales. Th* demand showed no change, and prices ranged from 63 to 5 Is 6d Store cattle came forward in fair numbers, and all classes were represented. Quotations are:— Yearlings 37s 6d Fifteen to eighteen months' sorts, £2 e l6e to £3 7> 6d Two year steers (poor) £3 17s 6d Two and a half year steers £4 12s to £4 15 Two year heifers £3 17s Gd Tiiree veer steers £5 15- to £6 Dry co*b£l 12a to £5 15s Dairy oows were In god supply, bit the quality was indifferent. Representative prices ranged from £3 53 to £8 op, extra to £11 10s. The supply of fat pigs was a small on?, And the demand for all descriptions wan particularly keen, prices showing a further &d ance. Q iotrttion« nre :— Ch ipperf, 70- to 120s. Heavy baconers, 70s to 755.. Extra heavy baconers to 80s. Ordinary baconers, 55a to 653. Prioe per lb, 6d. Large porkers, 46s to 50a. Ordinary porkerp, 38s to 455. • Prioe per lb, 6Jd t) 6|d. Store pigs were represented by a large entry. Tho demand was decidedly easier, and as a resu't several lines were passed. Sows in pig were not in demand. Weanerß sold freely. Quotations are :— Large stores, 32s to 395. Medium stores, 28a to 31s. Small stores, 183 to 27?. Weanere, 153 to 18a.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 440, 18 September 1914

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 440, 18 September 1914

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