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Thrre wars large entries of sheep of all classes, and good yardings of cattle. The attendance was also large. Fat cattle Bold at abont last week's rates. Store sheep, except for best sorts, were not quite so brisk of sale, and fat lambs showed praotually no ebaage. Store cattle ware rather dnll of sale, and pigs were easier. Store sheep were again the feature of the market, the entry being exceptionally heavy and as last week, ewes bulhed largely, as is usual at this time of the year, bnt lambi showed an eaßing off. Wethars were again email in numbers. Last week's prices were maintained, and especially wa9 this the ease for better class sheep,

Quotations are:— Forward lambs 14s 6d to 17fl 7d

Ordinary lambs 10s 3d to 14s 3d Gulls 6a 7d to 8s 7d Good awe lambs 14s 8d to 17s 7d Ordinary 12s 6d to 14s 6d Two tooth owes 16s 3d to 24s Id Best four and six tooth ewes 20s to 24s 6d Ordinary four, six and a ght tooth 18s to 19* Id

Failing month 12a Gd to 15 b Sound month 13s 6d to 20s 9d Two tooth wethers 14a to 19s 3d Four ana six tooth vretberß 20a 4d There was again a fairly large yarding of t*t lambs, totalling 5288. Thare was a further Improvement in quality, some well grown, prime lines being offaiei. There was a good demand for export, and the overall price showed praotioally no change. The range of prices was:— Extra prime lambs to 28s Prime iambs 20s 6d to 23s Gd Medium 18s to 20s Lighter 14s to 17a 6d Peninsula sales included :— Mrs Coop. Kaituna, 97 at 15s 7d to 199 4d; J 0 0 Gabble; Gebbie's Valley, 60 at 18s 9d to 30a 43; J Gebbia, Gebbie's Valley, 40 at 16s 6d to 18s 7d. There ware nine races filled with fat shaap, and the quality showed some improvement ovar late yardings, due to the batter supply of feed. The market opened at about last weeks rateß, but becam■■•• slacker abont the middle, and reoovera again towards tha end, a good olsarence be Ing affected. The range of prieas was.— Prima Wethars, 25s to 29s 6d Others, 17s 4d to 24s 6d Merino wethers 14s Id to ISs Extra prime ewes to 31s / Prime ewes, 24a to 29a Medium ewes, 19s to 23s 8d

Others, 14s to 18s 6d. ' There was a much lighter entry ef fat oattle, the number bein 231, as oompared with 350 last week, 218 on Mansb, Ist, 199 on Feb ruary 24ih, 212 on February 17tb, and 27 on February 10th. The quality was not b good as last week, bat prices were well maintained. Quotations:— Extra prime steers £8 to £18. Ordinary, from £8 to £12 Extra prime heifers. £12 10s Ordinary heifers, £7 to £8 Exira prime own. £14 10a Ordinary oowa, £6 17- o<i to £9. Price of beef per 100 o, 3'2j to 503, extra to 65a. Peninsula sales included the undermen* Honed lines:—For G Humphries (Willesden 8 steers ot £10 10s to £11 2* 6J, 8 heifer £10 to £11 2a 6d: L Brietmeyer. Little Rive' 5 cows at £6 15 to £14 15s; Q Q Holmes. Halswell 11 steers at £13 7s 6d to £18: L Waghorn. Little Akaloa, 15 steers at £13 2s 6d to £16 12s 6d.

There was a large yarding of veal calves including a considerable proportion of yearlings. There was a good demand, all. clasie selling well. The range of prices was from 8s to £3. and well grown sortd brought up ' £6 12s

The yarding ot dairy cows was wgaln of limited nature this week. The prices ta->ge from £S to £9, wbilo for extra good cow £14 5s wae realised.

Tbere was a f*ir yarding ot store oattle. bat competition was slack. There was alight advance in soma lines, and a redaction in others. >Quotations are: Yearlings 38a to 39e Fifteen to eighteen months £3 7s 6d to £3 17a Two-year steers £4 9s to £5 6a Two year heilera £4 to £4 Is Three year eteers passed at £7 53 Three-year heifers £5 74 6d Foar.year steers passed at £9 Ss

Dry oowa 254 t < 32b There was a large entry and a bl« deman for fat pigs, wbieh included some exottllen quality, and a fairly numerous fot of eecon class porkerß. Prices showed an easy ten daoey generally, especially in light an heavy porkerß. Quotations are :— Choppers 60s to IOSs Extra heavy baeonere 100 ato 108s Heavy baeonerß 80? to 90s Light baoonere 60a to 75s Price per lb 6|d Heavy porkerß 44s to 489 Light porkers 32a to 88s Price per lb 7d There was a large entry of store piga, bu the demand was not quite so good aa las week. Weaneis and small stores wer weaker, best stores and medium remains practically the same. Quotations are: - Best stores 48s to 52a Medium stores 35s to 45a Small stores 16s to 25s Weaned 5s Gd for very small, to 11b for good. Bows in pig to 60s

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COMMERCIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 17 March 1916

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COMMERCIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 17 March 1916

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