FIRST CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALE.
A MEDIUM OFFERING.
Tbe Dominion's wool sales opened yesterday morning in the Alexandra Hall, when catalogues aggregating 5538 bales were offered, compared with 7574 at the first sale held in Christchurch last year. It was generally considered that the offerings would show a considerable increase, but many were deterred from shearing on account of the sheep being in rather low condition, and to this must be attributed the smaller offering. The following was the order of tbe sale and tbe number of bales to be submitted by each of the firms taking part in the sale :— Balea. 1— Messrs Friedlander Bros. ~ 75 2—National Mortgage and Agency Co 48S 3—Messrs Dalgety and Co .. 915 4—N.Z. Farmers' Co-op. Asson. 1367 s—Messrs Pyne and Co. .. 1577 6—Messre H. Matson and Ot .. 991 7—N.Z. Loan and Meroantile Agenoy Company ~ ~ 138 Total .. 5548 The following table shows the number of bales offered at the November sales during recent years:— November, 1904 .. .. 3588 November 1905 .. .. 4316 November, 1906 .. .. 8549 November, 1907 .. .. 5558 November, 1908 .. .. 4631 November, 1909 .. .. 7127 November. 1910 .. .. 8520 November, 1911 .. .. 3402 November, 1912 .. .. 2687 November, 1913 .. Sale abandoned November, 1914 .. .. 7574 November, 1915 .. .. 5538 At the sale the top price, 20d, was a record for tbe Dominion. This figure was made in greaßy wool in the half bred '•Bavebury" clip from the May field district, and in south' down from Mr H A Knight', "Baoeoourse Hill." The "Kakahuri" olip sold up to 19d, the "Otahuna" (Mr B H Bhodea) three quan ter bred sold up to 18d, and the half bred from this dip having made 19d # The "Glen 9 walloch" crossbred reached 16|d, while a number of clips made 18d and over. The following ie the range of prioes for 1915 : — Merino 13|<i to 14d, super, half.bred lod to 20d, medium h"»lf bred 12|d to 15|d, in' ferior half bred IOJd to 12d, super eorriedale 16d to 19|d medium and inferior oorriedale I4jd to 15fa. super threquarter bred 14d to 18d, medium 12d to 13§d, in. ferior 10|d to llfd, super crossbred 14d to IGJd, medium orosßbred 12d to lg£d, inferior crossbred IOJd to llfd, longwool 10|d i to 14fd, down wool 10|d to 20d, merino pieces first half bred pieces 13d te 14 Jd, second pieces IOJd to 12Jd, crossbred pieces lOd to 13p, locks and crutohings 7d to 12jjd.
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FIRST CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3504, 12 November 1915