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The fortnightly stook sale was held at Davanohelle on Friday, when there was an entry of over 300 bead of cattle. There was ft good attendance of buyers, and the sale was a good one almost everything in the yards clearing at prices considerably in Advance of previous sales. There was a whole race oooupied by fat oattle, and the prices realised showed that beef had advanced very considerably during the past fortnight and month. The sale of fat cattle wa« a record one for a Peninsula cattlfc sale. The oattle were in excellent condition, and the range of prices was as follows:—Fat bullocks £10 5s to £16 4s, fat heifers £6 15s to £13 10s, fat cows £6 15s to £10.

There was only a moderate jarding of springer?, mostly of a secondary quality, and they sold from £5 Isj to £8 2s 6d, Store cattle were very much firmer in prices, and sold coosiderab y above prioes realised at recent sales, showing that the depression caused by the war is practically now removed. The ranee of prioes was:— Yearllnps £110s to £3 2 , 18.months cattle £3 7s 6d to £4 Is. two year old £3 15s to £5 (pafß?d). store cows £1 2s (>d to £6 123, bulls £4 to £6 10*.

Following are the sales: — •Mr R. Latter sold: 6 fat cows £8 7s 6d, 3 fat heifers £6 15s, 2 fat steers £14 158, fat oow £10, 2 fat steers £12 15s, Eat heifer £10 53, 2 Btore cows £6 12a 6d, 6 two year old steers £3 15S, 12 yearlings 46s (oassed), 2 springers £8 2s 6d, 1 £7 12s 6d, I £6 12s 6d, 5 two year steers £5 3s. Messrs H. Matson & Co. sold: 9 fat heifers £9 15s and 6 £12 7s 6d, fat bnllook (account Messrs Goodwin Bos.. Pigeon Bay) £14 10s, 3 fat bullock'? (same owners) £14 2«6d, 2 fat bullocks (A y. Newton, Ohorlton)£l3 10s, 1 fat heifer £13 10s, fat cow £10, 3 fat bullocks at £16 5?, £14 and £10 s*. 10 fat bullooks £10 12b 6d, 6 yearlings £2, 2 steers £7 2s 6d and £6 2j 6d, 14 yearlings 30$. springer £6 12s 6d, 14 fat wethers 27a. 12 fat ewes 31s. N.Z. Farmers' Co*op. Association sold : 6 fat steers £14 7s 6d, fat cow £6 15b, fat heifer £12, 2 fat he fers £6, 2 fat Bteers £5 17s 6d, 9 yearlings 455, 4 Bprirgers £6 10s, store heifer £5 3', bulls £4 and £6 103, 3 two year olds £5 (passed), 12 yearlings £3 2s, 21 yearlings £2 16s (passed), store cow £t 2s'Cd, springerß £7 12s 6d and £5 10s, 3 ■ wingers £5 and 1 £2 15s, 2 springers £5 15s, 12 yearlings £3 2s. National Mortgage and Agency Company sold : 7 18 months cattle £4 la, 11 two year o'd heifers £4 15b, 18 two year old steers £4 17s 6d, 4 18 months oattle £3 7s 6d, springer £5 2a6d.

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COMMERCIAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 6 October 1914

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COMMERCIAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 6 October 1914

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