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Wednesday. MfiiSW H, Matson and Co. report:—

Th« yarding oi store sheep was a moderate one. and as at several recent sales, consisted lamely of hoggets, the balance consisting of several Hnse of ewes with lambs, a few aged ewes to lamb, and a pen of shorn wetners.

.. Quotations are:— _ Fairly good hoggets 103 3d to 15s oa Medium hogeets 13j 3d to 13s 9d Very medium hoggets 10s 8d to 12s 7d Small and interior hocrsets 83 6d to 9s Good ewe hoggets 18s 9d . Fn 1 and failing mouth ewes, with lambs, 12s (all counter!) , Sound mouth ewes (good), with good lambi, 13s 4d (ail oonnted) . Fuirly good ewes, with lambs, \i /a Aged ewe?. 9-- to 10a 3d ' S x and eight tooth forward wethers, 17=)

81 'There were 75 fat lambs penned, a few of which were on the small side, but most of them we*e of nice quality, 'ihere was only a limited demand, *ml several lota faileri to find buyers, at the prices expected, best lambs made 183 3d to 22s 3d, and others 12s t° "IBs W- '~ ii*v, «- There was ft fmall yarding of fat sheep, there being bnrelv six races full, as »g->i»Bt the usurl ny rap-* of lale ol i-*i?nt races Ihe tango tf prices v-a-:--Extra finnif wuhf-rs lo 43s Prime wet' rr- i-?-- 6 i u> 35-4 Other wttherb i.'os 6d tm 27s Shorn wethers ly * to 20s Merino wether;- 2 Is fo 24s 91 Prime ewe', 253 to 33s 3d. Other ewes 17s to 24s 6d 18s 7d to 34s , Tbe yardiDg of fat cattle was again only of medium quality, few animals of any excel lence coming forward, tbe beef, taken all round, oomparing unfavourably witn that offered in tbe same pens a few weeks ago.

Quotations arcAverage steer*- £8 10-s to £11 Extra steers to £17 Average heifers £6 5s to £8 10<Extra heifeis tn £15 Averape cows £5 15s to £8 F.xtra cows to £16 2a 6d Price of beef per 1001b, 35s to 453. The yarding" of fat calves included a larger proportion than usual of small and immature animals, but there were also a few wellgrown calves. Prices were unchanged, ranging from 8s to 65s 6d, according to qa The y "yarding of store oattle was of fair dimensions, especially that of fifteen to eighteen months oattle, whichnoluded some useful lines The demand was fairly free, but in some oases the reserves were too high to lead to business.'

Quotations are:— Yearlings 37s 6d. ' Fifteen to eighteen months sorts, £- lUe to£3 19s. „, „ 4 , c , Two year steers, £4 5a to ** 153. Two year heifers, £4 ss. Three year steerß, £7 7a 63. Three year heifers, -£-4 10s, Dry cows, 30s to £7 7s 6d. An average entry of dairy cows, principal].*! US'ful sorts,' met with free competition, prices ranging from £3 10s to £11 10s. Fat pigs were represented by a small entry of avetage quality., and all c asseicommanded more attention than at tb* previous sale, pricss showiDg an advance. Quotations are -.— Choppers, 70s to 90s. E>t-a heavy baconers, to 803. Heavy baconers. 66s to 725. Light baconers, 56s to 64j. Price per lb, 6d. Heavy porkers, 44s to 47s Ordinary 383 to-425. Prioe per lb. 6Jd lo • A large entry of store pigs, principally ot b useful sort, met with a good ail round demand, and a gocd clearance wua madu Sown in pig were not in n quest. Quotations are :— Largo aioi ep, 40s to 44a. Medium storeß, 32a to 393. Small stores, 22s to 30 j. Weaners, 8s for very small, to lbs fci good sorts. Sows in pig to 903.

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COMMERCIAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914

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COMMERCIAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914

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