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There were Bgain fa'rly large entries i£ stock, and a good attendance. Fat cattle sold at about last week's rata?. Store shepp were In been demand, and fat lamb* and fat ewes were firmer. There was dull sale for store cattle, and no change in fa' pigs stores BRai < bring difficult to sell.

The yarding of utore sheep wa3 'he largest of the season, and included a number of outside lines. The ent'y consisted mainly of lambs of a good cias-i, the balance being made up of fairly numerous pens of wethers and a few lots of ewes, principally twotooths. The demand was very free for a 1 Classes except backward lambs, which were not in request. The impioved feed pros' pects had a stimulating cfi'jct on the market, and as a result of keen competition a virtual clearance was made at prices mute on a level with those ruliig esrlier in the year, The range of prices was : — Bast lambs, to lfe, Fairly good lambs, 12s 7d to Vis i)J. Medium to inferior lambs, 9s Gd to lis 'JJ. Cull lambs, 8s 9d. Two-tooth ewes, 15s 2d to 15s lid. Very forward four and six tooth wchers, to 19s Id.

Good four and six tooth wethers, 10s to ICs 'Jd

Medium four and six tooth woihers, 13 Od lolosßd.

Good two tooth wetbers, lGs Id,

Other two tooth wethers, 9a 2d to Ms,

The yarding of fat lambs was the largest for the season, totalling 5932, as againet 4420 last week. There waß a keen demand, and every lot was sold, prices being firmer by about 6d per bead, tho average working cut at abou t 6|d per lb over all. The rar ge of prices was :— Extra primo heavy lambs to 25s Id Tfgß, 20s 6d to 23s Gd. Average weights, 17s to 20j ' Light and unfinished, 15s to 16s 6d Peninsula sales were;—A J Birdlirg (Halswell), 6t) at 23s 4d to 253; T (J Ware (Okain's Bay), 74 at 20a to 235; Keenan Bros. (Littlo River), 84 at 19s 5d te 21s 5(1; J F Brady (Molukaram), 43 at !"•< to 255; J. F. Buchanan (Kinlocb), 111 at ISs 5d to 21s 3d; S Nutt (Little River), 69 at 18* 3d to 21s lid; E. Haines (Okain's Bay). 72 at 16 lOd to 20s Cd ; L, Breitmeyer (Little Rivet). 52 at 18s 5d to lOd ; J Stalker (Greenpark), 50 at 17s 6d to 19s 4d: A and J Uodgen (Motukarara), 153 at 16s 3d to 193; B J Fleming (Port Levy), 225 at 15s to 18b Id ; V. Craw (Chorlton), 74 at 18s Id.

Tho yarding ot fat sheep aboufc equalled ihat of lust v.f.fck, and thorn was »s' irong dp. mand right through the sale Wsth ers were firm at la?.t week's rates, and there was an advance ' 0 f Gd to Is per head in ed es. The range of prices was —Trim* meri_i m 22s Gd to 2Gs .' 1 d ) otliera 17s OJ to 22i, msr mo weth ers 17 3 3d to 18s, prime ewus 20s b • 24s lOd, othe'.s jo 3to 19s 6d, merino Us

u °f',gots 17s 3d to 21s*JI. Ponon .-ula Kahs] —' ft Craw, Chorlton, 124 at 21s Id- to 243 7a ; fi. J. Birdling, 70 at 22s 6d to 243 11; T G Ware, Okain's Bay, 17 at 20s 7& U > 23s ; V Crow. Chorlton, 93 at 20s Gd to 22a Id ; S Nuit, Little River, U eWtn at 2 3? 7d, V. • Craw, Chorlton, G2 ewes at 19s 7cl to 20s lid The yarding of fat cattle was somewhat below som3 recent sales, and iotfi lied 246 j The entry included sumo i.sctfptio naily line ' steers, seven ot which were really beautiful animals sent forward by Mr Aiberl, ii Biidc ling, of Birdliog's Klat, which rnulised an average of £20 10s, Thn bullock were bred and fattened by Mr Birdling, and were but three years of age, but notwithstanding this were easily the best cattle in sba market. The sale was slightly irregular, bnt the gen , ernl tane of the market whs firm. (J 'notations ars—Ordinary s.eers £8 to £12, e:crm kcoil i steers to £21 ss, ordinary sti-erf :t7 10s fc«» i I £<l lOrf, extra heifers to £12 5s ordinary j ! co*a £5 17s Gd to £7, extra goool cows to j f £14 ss; price ot beef per IOOIh 32s Gd to ' 42s Gd, extra to 15s. 1 Peninsula sales wore—A. E. Birdling, ; i Birdling's Flat, 7 seers'at £20 to £2l;tt.i 1 A. Nutt, Little River, 3 alters at £1 0 10s to £11 Oi; W, F. Paikinsou, Koitun i, 7 ttoeiv- | at £14 10s to £14 15s. ( • A reprteontative yarding of fat cat "'es was ; | offered, all classes, from small, mi mature ■ I animals to large calves, being include! I in the I 1 entry The demand was unchanged ana', prices : ! ranged from 8s to 80s, according to (jo ality. | I There was a fair yarding ot atoro cattle. i Quotations are:— I Yeolings 24s to 355. j J Fifteen and eighteen- months sorts,, £',i to j £3 17s Gd, Two-year steers, £f hs (passed). Two-year heifers, £1 to £4 Ids. | Twoand a half year heiforaiM 19* io £J 19s, Three year steers £8 Is. Three year heifers, £5 ss. Dry cows, £2 4s to £G ss, Although thelyarding of fat pigs \wb .not as large as that of lust week it was nevertheless a full one.

Quatations are ; — Choppers, 50a to 60j. Light baoonets. 461 to 52.5. Heavy baeonerß, 54i to (Jos Extra heavy baconers to 72a. 1 rice per lb, 5] Light porkars, 28* to 333. Heavy porkers ">t i to 40s. IVice per ib, 5£ to o : j. Best stroro3 (no large offered), 20s to 28s (scnad stores, !G; I) li)j. Wo&rnors iii to lis Gd.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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