The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1915. THE MEAT TRADE.
The los 9to Peninsula growers of j j mutton and beef through tbe shortage] L of space for meet shipped home will b« gcverely felt as prime stock will! havfl to be held probably for two orj yen three months before it can be -hipped The loss is represented by j 'he fact that-many Peninsula farmers! are already overstocked, simply be I cftu?e they have been unable to dispose of their fat stock owing to the shortage of ebipping space; and now they will have to face the winter short of feed after the dry weather. Their fat stock will go back, and in many cases store lines have, bad to be sac rificed to enable farmers to see the winter through. The stoppage of the I freezing works will deprive farmers of J their usual autumn fat stock returns I and make the position very serious. The Prime Minster has promised that Iby June there will be enough ship 3to I cope with the outputs of the freezing I works, but it will be. questionable I whether the usual exodus of fat stock I from the Peninsula will be cleared 1 before the end of June or July. The I movement to erect a large cool store I for storage purposes comes too late to I be of much material help to the *pre I sent situation. If the present bold up could have bsen foreeen, co doubt the cool stores would have served a u ; eful purpose, but then they would] probably be serviceable for one season ,'ooly. I*- appears that tbe farmers iwill have to grin and bear it with tbe hope that the Government will do the utmost in tbeir power to procure the necessary shipping space at tbe ea>li est possible moment, and thus enable farmers to relieve themselves of their present prime stock.
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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1915. THE MEAT TRADE.,
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915