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There were moderate entries of itock and a fair attendance. Fat cattle were some' what easier, and fat lambi and fat sheep aold at about the previous week'i rates. In the store sheep pens, forward lambs Bold well, and other description* were in fair de aand, Store cattle, except potters, were dnll ot sale, and baeoners and heavy porkers sold best in the pig pens, The yarding of store sheep, although large, waa nevertbeleaa smaller than tbe overflowing entry ot last w*ek. "

Q.-otatione ate:— Good forward lftmba 18s 7d to 14* 3d Medium to good lambs lie 3d to 13 5d Small and interior lambs 5a 9d to 9a 6d Cnll lamba 3s to 4s 3d

Half'breu two-tooth eweß to 18s 9d Fairly forward four and six.tooth wethers 1603dt0 17al0d

Ordinary ball bred four.tooth wethers 13s to 14b 2d

Tbe yarding of fat lambs waa again s small one, totalling 3559, and included in ibe entrien were a number of consignments from Bank* Peninsula and Eaikoura. The format wer<> well grown, and had good eklns, but wore lacking in condition. Very few prime lambs were offered, lhere was a good demand tor export »nd local consumption, and prices were firm at the following rates :— Prime lambs 29a to 22a 6d Medium 15b to 18j 6d

Lighter Ilb to 14s 6d _ The chief Peninsua sales were—J Allen, Little River' 82 at 18a 4d to 18a lOd; John Fleming. Port Levy, 199 at 15s 6d to 18» 8d; A A Macpbail, Le Bon'* Bay, 399 at 15s 7d to 16- 7d; Alex McDonald, Wainui, 98 at 15b 7t to 4d; T Brankin, Little River, 150 at ISs Id to 183 3d; F Fabey, Litile, 170 at 15* fid to 18e; W Ashton, Little Akaloa, 12 •t 17b 9d; T Moßttie. Liitle Akuloa. 26 at 17n 9d; Mrs Hooker, Wainui. 14 at 9d; (♦ebbie Bros.. Teddlngton. 203 at 16s tt» 17a Td; J A Fleming. Por. Levy, 64 at 16s 6d to 17s 6d. Akn McDonald, Wainui. 36 at 17« Id; N Menzies, Menzie's Bay. 52 at 16s 6a to 17h; J F Buchanan, Linle River, 80 at Iss 7d The entry of fat sheep oooupied only eight races, and was again made up chiffly of lines ot medium to good quality. There was only a few lines of god wethers The •ntiies were chiefly from Banks Peninsula, Cheviot, Kaikoura, Meibven, Malvern, and the Cbathams. There was ft good demand the export buyers operating to some extent, and there was a We t Coast buyer in the market. Prices were firmer at the opening, but went baok to last woek'B ratea,

Tba range of prices was: Prime wethers, 22a to 26a Others, 15a to 21a 6d Prime eweß, 21s Gd to 25j 8d Medium ewes. 16s 6d to 21a

Lgbter, 9a lOd to I6d Tbe chief Ftnn-ala sales wore T Ware, Okaina 23 wethers »t 23s Id >o 25a Id, 31 c ea al 21s 8J to 24s 4.1; J A Fleming, Port Levy, 18 wethers at 24-, 26 ewes at 2ls 9d : vV Coasar. Duvaaobelle'e, £4 wethers at 21b to 23) 6d ; Marshall's E>tate, Pigeon Bay, 35 wetbere at 19s 3d to 22» 9d, 25 • wea at 235; F Fabey, Little River, 24 wethers at 22s 6, 6 ewes at 21s 3d ; C C Nurhe.v, Long Bay Ro:td, 84 wethera at 19- Id to 2ls 6d, 54 ewes at )7 6.1 io 22s ; N >\ Mm z- s. Meuziea Bay, 28 wetherß at 17k 4d to 9-; W T Moßaie, Chorlton, 12 weibt-rs at 15a; A U- Phail, LeUoe's Bay 28 ewes at 18a to 21* 9d ; Mrs Eoober. Wainui, 81 ewes at IQI 2d to 21a 8d ; J E Flemintf. Port Levy. 24 ewes at 19a to 20s 3d : T Brankin, Little River, 11 ewes at 16s 9d to 20s ; Debbie Bros, Teddinglon, 4fi eweß at 17*3.1 to 19s; T Conway, Waioai, 17 ewes at 17? 7d; H Oar diner, Purau, 50 ewes at 9s lOd to 17s 4d ; L M Wilson, Pot Levy, 24 ewes at 16-i Id,

The yarding in the fst cattle section was of medium dimenaions, the entries aggregating 309 bead. Quotations are : ! Extr» prime steers, te £18 Ss. Ordina y steers, £8 5s to £11 10a Bxtra prime heifers, to £:1 17s 6d. . Ordinary heifers, £7 5« to £8. Extra prime oowi. to £18 2a SI. Ordinary cow a, £5 12a 6d to £8 10s. Price of beef per 100 lb 29* to 42s 6d, extra to 50s The chief Peninsula sales were: - O G Holmes, Knoottlyn, 7 steers at £14 5s to £17 ?a 6d; L Waghorn, L-ttle Akaloa, 8 steera at £11 7s 6d to £13 ; A J Waghorn, Little Aboloa, 6 cows kt £8 2a Gd to £10 2s 6d, 2 heifere at £9 and £10; F Fabev. Little Eiver. 8 steers at £10 10» to £11; HW Pioer, Pirakl, 16 steers at £18 5s to £17 17a Sd; J F Bncbanan, Little River, 8 heif fc rs at £7 17* 6d to £8 7s 6d. Fat ealvei, although not as numerously represented as at some recent aales, were, nevertheless, ample for requirements. All deßcrip;iona were penned, varying fom young animals to calves tbat were altogether too old to be properly classed ea vealers. Iho demand showed little variation from recent sales, and ordinary sorts made 8a to 60a, and extra to SOs, There waa » fair entry of store cattle, and, as has been the ease for some weeks, tbe bulk eonsißted of cows, for whioh there is now a demand lor potting purposes. Quotations are :— Yearling* (good). 27s Gd Fifteen to eighteen months' sorts, £2 10s to £3 7a Two year Btepr=, £4 5s to £4 9s Two y. ar heifers at £3 17s 6d Three year steers, £7 5s Three year heifers. £5 Dry cows, £2 to £5 10s Tbo yarding of dairy cows waß a com. paratively small one, tbe entry bsing a mixed one.

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COMMERCIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3517, 28 January 1916

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COMMERCIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3517, 28 January 1916

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