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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET Wednesday. . The yardinß of 8 ore sheep showed a considerable increase compared with the previous week, and was composed very largely of wethere, ewes and lambs being comparatively few. . Good sheep sold quite np to the tatea ruling » week ear Jer, buUhe inferior Boris were not in demand, and a number of linea were passed, Quotations:— . .. ~■ Woolly four-tooth wethers, to 199 6d. Good forward four-tooth wethers, 17s te Dry four and six-tooth 6we&, 16s Bd. ' Forward two-tooth wethere, to 16* 7d. Fair two'tooth wethers, 14s to 153 4d. Infer'or two'tooih wethers. Us to 13a 6d. Two-se 'th eves, 15a to 15s Id. Good ttfo'toolh ewes, to l9a 6d. There wa3 an entry of no fewer than 1300 fat lambs, or more than double the number offered at any previous site this seaaon. The range of prices was: - Beet lamb 3, 17s to 203 i)d. Lighter, 12a 8d to 16s 6d. There was an average yarding of fat sheep, about eightjraoes being filled, and the quality was equal to that of late offerings. At the opening of the sale prices for prime sheep was about equal to last week, but ac it proceeded there was a decline, more pan tioularly in medium und unfmisned. Tho rabge of prices was ;— Extra prime wethers, to 10?. ; Prime wethera, "22« to 203 3d. Lighter wethers, IG3 9i to 21s OJ. Prime ewea, 19s to 24 h 3d. Others, 13s 3d to lSs Gd. Merino wethers, 19. Merino ewes,' 10s 9d to 133. The chief Peninsula sales were : J. Parkineon (Kaituna) 7 wetbpw at 2lis iH, 29 ewes at 218 to 249 isd; S Nutt (Little River), 12 wethers at 183 6), 39 «wo 3at 19a3d to 21b 9d; A. J. 15irdlne (Halswfll), 58 wethers at 21b (3d to 24s Gd, 13 ewes at 2ln Gd. The yarding in the fat cattle section was » up to the averago of recent markets, both in point of numbers and quality, tho day's entries totalling 323 heau, compared witb 312 at the previous sale, and 276 on December 2nd- Deppite the unfavourable climatic Conditions, the maiket showed a decided ' improvement, competition being disdnctly more keen than at the previous sale, and B-icea advanced to what they were a few W3«ke ago, the appieciation in beef equalling *s 6d to 3? per ICOIb. Extra steers, to £21 53. Average Btetr3, £7 17s 6d to £12. Extra heifers, to £14 17s 6ri., Average baifers, £6 to £8 173 '3d. Extra cowb, to £15. Average cows, £5 7s 6d to £9. Price of beef per 1001b. 32s 6d to 423 6d, extra to 455, The chief Peninsula sales were: J. Vw kineon (Kaituna) 13 cows and heifer-at. £7 15s to £10 173 6d; A E. Birdiing {Bud ling's Flat), 8 steers at £9 153 to £21 ss; S. , Nutt (Little River), 15 steers at £13 15* to £15; B. H. Rhodes {Tai Tapu) 1 steer at £12. Vealera earae forward in about the-ir customary numbers, and. as usual, the quality covered a wide rang< varying from ver) young calves to well grown animals. Conii petition was unchan cd. representative prices ranging from Si to COs. A fair number of store cattle came forward inoluding a number of nice lines of two and three year olcU. Tho demand was weak, and a number of lines were passed, Quotations are:— leadings 35s Fifteen to eighteen months sorts £2 15d to £3 17s Two year steers £4 10 3 <C&£3\ Two and a half year steers £5 10.-*, good Two year heifers £4 sis io £4 103 Three year steers £6 £h Three year heifers £5 to £5 15a Cowa 293 to £4 15?. Dairy cows were in medium supply, but the quality was scarcely as good as at recent sales. The demand showed fin improve ment, and prices ianged from £3 10a to £9 Fat pigs were represented by a large entry. the bulk of the yarding beiDg of a very useful class. Quotations are: — ' Choppers 50a to 70s Extra heavy baoonera to 6 ( J« Heavy baconers, 57s 6d to Gss Lighter baconers, 47s to 55s Price per lb, 5Jd Heavy porker*, 40a to 45a Lighter porkers, 32s to 383 Price p<* lb, 5.Jd to 52-d. Store pigs w.ere represented by a. large entry, all clasces being in over supply. Quotations are: - Large stores 28a to 33s Medium atoree 20a to 27s Small stores 14s to 18s Weaners 5s for very small to 18s for good Jorts. Sow 3in pig 25s to 40s.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3462, 18 December 1914

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COMMERCIAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3462, 18 December 1914