CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALES
The second of this season's wool pales was held in tha Alexandra Ball on Monday before a large attendance of buyers* The quantity offered was 19.101 bales, ns compared with 15,942 bales at the Deoember sale l«st year The selection included some of the finest clips from front hit. stations, a 9 well as clips from the plains and Banks Peninsula A number of large station clips, that have hitherto been shipped to L ndon were offered at the local sules for the first time. The wool generally was better than that offered in Novombor, at the same tirm several of the fines', dips that usually t'>pj the market, suffered in condition thrcugh the' very dry season, and much of tho wool from the plain" was far from clean. There were no extreme prices paid, hut the bidding brisker than at tha first snip, and prinfs generally were somewhat firmer, txcept foi ooarse, inferior crossbred, which was, if anything, a shade easier. Medium w-ois, especially, sold well. The competition wns brisker than atihe opening sale, and representative.--of all tbe buyi'g interests made purchase?, but the bulk of the business was done on American French, and looal mills account, and looal fellmonge s bid freely for scouring lots, Tbere was only a small proportion of wool passed in, though the passiogs were more numerous late in the evening, when the buyers were feeling the effects of tjie long day's work, the sale of tho bulk lots not being completed till 10.30. pm. The sale of tbe "star" lots took place on Tuesday.
Peninsula sales were:—Dalglish Bros Jjf> Bon's Bay. 17Jd; F. B. H, Gardiner, Puvau, _6£d; O. Bradley, Charter's Bay, 16d; ■! O Coop, 5 bales half.bred at 15Jd, 8 t-ree quarter bred at ISd; 3 orossbrea at 14|J; 4 at 12Jd; 3 at 14d, 4 pieces at 12d; B. Lmter, 3 orossbied at 12Jd; A Bhodes, Flea Bay, 9 bales crossbred 14Jd, 22 pieces 15d, 4 pieces
KM-*; X i.aliv.-. 5 lityl. 30 at iSd 3 piec.-* 14 •;' X Wainui, 6 haUbred
MATSON'S WOOL RF-f'OKT, MATSON'S WO'>l, tiRPORT MATRON'S. WOOL REPORT
Onr ra'nlogne comprised 3135 bales and snme 600 brt'ps. ratlsrfis nnd packißPS, nil of which we have disposed of with the exception nf snme fifteen lots.
■ Although the buyers' benches were filled to the utmost, tha competition seemed to be I eonfinpd to .oras dozen operators who plus. Bed nwny consistently throughout the ca'nlocue. To watch the scale being run up on .riper lots, to note the various pussages at »rms in the final singes of securing lots, was a Fource of much amusement to the specta tors The eagerness of the highest bidders, the smug sntisfaotii. n on tbe face of tbe winnfr nnd the de. i*ondcnt look on the farp "f the runner un when beaten and having to fill buck ami prepare for better luck with thf next lot, were all Items of passing oumrnent Tn spe thousands gambled in the manner in which, to the inexperienced eye the buyers apparently did with an abandonment regard loss of prices, but intense des<re to get the lot, must hay* awakened tbonehta in thn minds of the way backers as to their sanity, but let us Bay right here, the buyers for the m:>sfc part are wily birds, and thoy seldom loee their presence of mind They don't mind hnw anynne else gets bustled so long an they don't get hustled themsplves, so ong as they get a share of the purchases, and a* their own limits, an* l for many hours of hnrd work arid toll and waiting footsore around tbe wool stores and working out primates ha? prepared tbem for the battle royal nt the wool exohangs Tn find that after nil such labours prices shculd be above their limits necessitates one being, of an 'xuberant nature.
In our opinion, many of the brands are over ob'swd. vendors making too many odd ha'ea in p'acn of good lots. It would do *..n_M of the chasers eood to fro through the loofd series from end to end with some competent selling broker In instances it is not infrequent for vendors who have had their wool classed by somesuppoied expert to find the aotnal results far from satisfactory in comparison with other sales The annoy ance s rnetimes caused to agents by the classer expressing his opinion as to the intrinsic value of Tom Jone's nlip versus Bill Smith'*-in many instances i<= a joke, with a
e-ire to please, Bill Smi'h. is one that is constantly cropping up. We can only nay to 'bin portion of the ccrnmnrii y that nil the buyers attending thi local series cannot be wrong nnd he alone right, tbat seeing is believing, and that they would do well to inf-peofc their handicraft representing the lots classed by them and the comparisons assessed by them, ns many lots look v j ry different when displayed for s-ile in a saleroom to wnat tbey do in the barn or producer's »hed
The irregularity nf last serie l * wis sill nppnrent at Monc'jty'g auctions, although most n'assoH showed a decided y irregular advance Such was chiefly noticeable in medium quali'ies. The px'ravsgant prices of the D'evions .ales for Southdown "showed an easing tendency.
All superH were sellins readily, and con siderirp tho high class oharaoter of many of the brands, values could not be considered out of the way in comparison with other pur ehaseH
For merino a keen demand was manifest for Rood, . nnnd, clem wools, whilst earrhy lots were diflim.lt to sell.
All bedim* and pieces ns a whole sold well, although we ore rf opinion the suppa- p'ece° were obfap bb compared wi:h I ferior nnd nommon lots*
At all .ales some lnts are cheap, nrd vendors cannnt bf blamed if some of them nra preparpcl to back their jnd(*rr>. Nt apainst tbs mnrket. but prices undoubtedly are vn j preaedently his.li, and it looks almost the same as wh<>n wheat was 7a a bushel, but which, we regret to say, maintained ita prices in ultimate results. MATSON'S GOOD SALES. a. G W B Osborne, Doyleston .. .. 18f O'Carroll Bros, Wnodgrove .. .. IP? A Ancall, West Oxford 18J St"ckhnuse nnd ■•■on, Amberley .. 18$ J B.ThPoker. Okain's Bay .. .. * IBJ ■T Cowe, Woodgrove .. .. .. 18J W Wilkinson, Chertsey 18 W P'okeri**g. Hornrata 18 Mrs M. Allan, Wa'ksri 18 Q Smith, Mount Somere .. .. 18 D Hampton, Cnlverden 18 Barwell Bros. Loburn 17* Beid, W J. Bennetts ' 17J Dav.o, W C„ Wooderove .. .. 17$ P McFarlane, Wordgrove .. .. 17.} Edward" Bros, Kaiapoi 17| B Blnckett, jinr, Loburn .. .. 17J Siona, T 8., Methven I7i A C Greenwood, Southbrdge .. .. 17£ Mrs Copan. Wad-iington .. .. 17 : | F Chamberlain, Dunsandel .. .. 17 Ii H Jondson, DnnFandel .. .. 17 .T McGonoohiP, Asbburton .. .. 17 T, Wilson,''eddington 17 Pickering Broß, Balmoral .. .. 17 | Smith Bros,, Clnrkvillo 17 j Meyers, A., Oxfrrd 17 J Baxter. Oxford 17 Feather Bros, Loburn 17 Gebbie Bros, Teddinpton .. .. 17| RE Bu.b.on.Eussell'sFlat .. ..17 D S Brady, Everton 17 Mrs M Woodooofc, Whitecliffa .. .. 17 J Pone, Kowhai Bush 17 W Brewer, Mount Somers .. .. 17 8 Blatehford. Teddington .. .. 17 Mrs M F Macfarlane, Waikari ' .. 16J Evans Bros, Fenside 16| ' v D Lewis, Oulverden 16j THall, Waikari 16? E G Philpott, Loburn 16} J Parkinson, Kaituna .. .. .. 16$ W Mennies, Menzies Bay .. .. 16& Peter Chamberlain, Leeston .. .. 16J J Kennedy, Amberley 16$
W Anderson, Charteris Bay .. .. 16^ •v R Sim, Cnrew lfi| A H Johnston. Kowai Bush .. .. 16| J. Gillespie, Ro .. 16| Kxors. late Tarbntiom Hinds.. .. 16| H May. Leithfield I6j John Wyllie, Seften .. .. .. 16| W. Cook, Teddmgton ICJ W Hay, .Charteria Boy 16J ft May. Leithfield 16| Bailey Bros, Waifeau 16| Pennel Bros, Kaiapoi .. .. .. 16| J X Forrester, Hawarden .. .. IC| Dudley Richards. Little River,. .. 16| Peroy Pi. her, Oxford 16J AlexCowi , Woo'igrove .. 16| H Hood, Mount vomers .. •• IG| H FI. Wrighj, Waiau, ..■ .. .. 16J It. Furza, Balmoral 16| J H Wnllac., Governor. Bay .. .. 16| H 0 Hausen. Killinchy 16| 3 Judson, Woodend .. .. .. 16J Mrs Philpott, Loburn 16| I W Stalker, Rangiora 16| A M Carpenter, Flaxton .. .. 16| FFemviek, Oxford .- 16£ M It Parsons, Loburn 16| R A Winter, Oxford 16§ T Ware, Okain's Bay 16J R 0 Bln.cl.ett, Loburn 16| M. Fitzgibhon, Loburn .. '.. .. 16| W. Frizzel, Eirwee .. .. ..16 W J Allen. Little River .. .. 16 H. Oliver, Hororata 16 Mrs Gorton, \ iew Hill .. .. ..16 AJ T Wotherßpoon, Oxford .. .. 16 .1 Donovan, French Farm .. .. J6 R A Anderson, Cbartertis Bay.. .. 16 Trust. G. Gilbert, Southbridge.. .. 16 The mxt Bale will be held on January 10, 1916. Catalogues close on January 3,
SECOND CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALE.
TRE NZ FARMERS' CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, OP CANTERBURY, LIMITED, REPORT:-
A full bench of buyers attended the saie to compete for an offering of 19.101 bales of which pur catalogue contained 4176 bales. As anticipated, jud. ing by the reports of the Wellington, Napier Auckland and Timaru sales, competition was animated, and prices on an average exceeded those rutins at the Cbristchurob November sale, Although the values of lop lots were slightly lower, medium elapses were in very keen demand at in"* create prioes, and faulty lots were well on a par with the previous sale. The most ex* cited bidding 'was notio able when the medium class lots were submitted, aod the probable reason of this was the keener com petition from the Bradford representatives, which cashed with tho requirements of
meiiciin, Continental, and Dominion mills, a represe tative of the Continent being decidedly active, whilst a fair quantity wt| taken for the New Zealand woollen factories for tho requirements of the Reinforcements Americans we-e eager for bright lots of sound well-grown wools, but their limits ap to havn been on a reduced scale.
We have more than once drawn attention to the euoaess attending tbe grouping of single and two bale lots, and rosnlti? on Mon. day exceeded cur most sanguine expectations and th. favourable comments passed oy clients prove the advantage gained by this system.
Amongst the best known standard brands inoluded in tbis catalogue was tbe wellknown "Ryd'il Downs" Corriedale Cup entered by Mr J H EDsrar, of OMiku.
The top line of this 24 bales realised the remunera ive pioi of I9d; other lota of fleece, I7sd to 18J, and 5 bales pieces 17Jd; bellies 12d and locks 7sd an average lor ihe fleece of over 18(1, and for the whole clip (including hocks, 16f'l). Pricei such as ihi-t-o go to prove the profit in a carefullymanaged Corriedajief flock. Tho clip of Mr John Cross, of Be'iphets, which showed care ful attention, realised the same price, I9d for 14 bales ewe, and 18Jd for hogget; also an average ef over 18d. Others clips, whioh included a lot which sold at 18d or over, were : -Cotswood (Mr W S G Ilandsre) 18J J; Killsyth fMr G A Forrester, Bothe ham) I8jd; FC over three stars (Mr F H Cour ■ige, Amberley} 18,Jd; Te (Mr Ben Sharplin, Oxford), 18Jd ; Ntra'field (Mr Godfrey Bar per, llKekthorne, Asburton). 18d. A few of the best sales of flips from the Peninsula district are as follows :—
Wineglass—A H Aiclrroah, Little Akaloa, half bred, 4 bales at 17d.
Three-quarter and Crossbred
GO over A—G Checkley, Akaroa, fine oroasbred ewe, 4 bales a 16d; fine crossbred 3 bales at 15}1.
Whakamoa—CMaginness, Wainui, hogget 7 bales at 16d; hogget B 3 bales at 15d LJ—H Lewt'-waite, • ittle Biver, three quar 'erbn d ewe, 3 ba'es at 15Jd; crossbred ewe, 6 bales at 15d; hogget, 4 bales at 15Jd. A— .Vlrs M. Birdling, Little Biver, tbree'quarter bred ewe A, 3 bales at 16d; three qaarterbred ewe B, 7 bales at 15£ d.
A Mrs M Birdling, Little Biver, hogget pieces, 3 bales at 12|d; pieoee, 3 bales at l2Jd.
Our next s n le take 3 place on January lOtb, ntries for which olose on January 3rd.
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CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALES, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3503, 10 December 1915
CHRISTCHURCH WOOL SALES Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3503, 10 December 1915
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