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There wera again fairly large entries of stook. «speoially of store sheep, and the attendance was good' Fat cattle sold at last week's rates, but the market was a little brisker. Store sheep sold irregularly, good sorts be ing in demand, but old ewes were dull of sale Fat lambs showed praoti oally no change, and prime, fat sheep sold well, but medium and inferior were a little easier There was a better demand for store cattle, and pigs sold well, a Southland buyer iaking nearly 100 stores. STORE BHEEP. There was another very largefyarding of store sheep, almost every avail-' able yard being occupied Ewes and lambs formed the bulk of the yarding, wethers forming but a small proportion. A large proportion of tbe yard ing was of secondary quality, and for this class tbe demand was weak, but tbe better class of sheep sold well at prices on a par with recent rates. All rough and aged sorts dragged, and tbe passings were heavy during the early part of tbe sale.

Quotations are:— Forward lambs. 13s 9d to 17s 7d. Ordinary tombs, 10s to 18a 6d Cull lambs, 63 to 8s 9d Two tooth ewes, to 28s 6d Four and six-tooth ewes, at 19a to 21b 6d Low condition four, six and eighttootb ewes at 13s 6d to 18s Failing-mouthed ewes, at lis 6d to ISa Boand'mouthea ewes, at 15s 6d to 20s Two-tooth wethers at 18s 6d tO 16 Forward four and six-tooth wethers, to 21a 6d , • .. Ordinary four and six-tooth wetnera 16s 6d to 19s Cd

FAT LAMBS. There was a rather smaller yarding Of fat lambs than last week, totalling 4360, and although there were a number of prime lines, the average quality was not so high. There was a good de-and for export, and values were UDObßDged A feature of the.market Tf aa a very .fine, even line of 140 lambs

by Ryelaod rams out of three quarter* bred ewes, sent in by Mr T A Stephens (Irwell), which were taken for export at 24s 9d. The range of prices was:— ft Extra prime lambs, to 26s 81 Prime lambs 20s 6d to 233 6J

Lighter, 16* to 2Cb Tbe chief Peninsula sales were :— 0 and F Field, Kahuna, 138 at 21s 3d to 28s 8d ; J A Flawing, Port Levy, 291 at 173 to 20? lOd, W Cossar, Little River, 26 at 20* 6d; H A Nutt, Little River, 53 at 183 2d to 19s 9d; L Wilson, Tfddington, 25 at 18s 7d; 0 Ware, Okain'a Bay 75 (shorn) at 18s 8d; Parkinson and Quaife, Kaituna, 19 at 17s 8d; R J FlemiDg, Port Levy, 84 at 17s 9d. FAT SHEEP. There were nine raoe3 filled with fat sheep, and tbe quality was about equal to tbat of last week. The market opened well, and prime sheep sold firmly throughout, but unfinished and inferior sorts were somewhat easier, and several lines were taken by graziers.

Tbe raDge of prioes was : — Extra prime wethers to 41a Prime wethers 25a to 83s Others 18a 8d to 24s 6d Merino wethers 16s Extra prime ewes to 38s Prime ewes 24s to 27s 9d Medium 19s to 28s 63

Lighter 13s 8d to 18s 63

The chief Peninsula sales were :— Goodwin Bros, Pigeon Bay, 5,8 wethers at 243 3d to 28s 9d; J A Fleming, Port Levy, 19 wetbers at 25s 8d; A A Narbey, Long Bay, 79 wethers at 23s 7d to 23s lOd, 13 ewes at 25s Id; W Cossar, Duvauchelle, 44 wethers and bwbs at 23s 6d; H A Nutt, Little River, 27 ewes at 15s 9d to 19s 7d, Parkinson and Quaife, Kaituna, 38 ewes at 16s 7d to 183 lOd.

FAT CATTLE. Fat cattle were represented by a moderate entry. Quotations are:—

Extra prime steers to £20 Ordinary steers £7 7s 6d to £12 Extra prime heifers to £12 Ordinary .heifers £6 17s 6d to £8 103

Extra prime cows to £12 Ordinary cows £6 5s to £9 53 Prioe of beef per 1001b 82* to 50s, extra to 55s ...--

Tbe cbief Peninsula Bales were: — W F Parkinson, Ataahua, 5 steers at £18 15s to £20; A Goodwin, Pigeon Bay, 8 steers at £13 123 6d to 16 15s, 5 heifers at £10 5s to £13, 3 cows at £9 15s; H Ebodes, Flea Bay, 10 steers to £9 2s 6d, 11 heifers at £6 to £7 17s 6d, 1 cow at £11 7s 6d VEALERB. Vealers came forward in goodly number, representative prioes ranging from 89 to £8 lis, one exceptionally fine sucker realising £7 5s DAIRY 00W8: Tbe yarding of dairy cows was of moderate dimensions, including some useful animals Prices ranged from £3 183 to £11 10a, pne exceptionally good cow realising £14 10s. STORE'CATTLE. There was a fair yarding of store cattle, all classes being represented, and tbe demand showed an improvement. On account of Mr Rutherford, junr. (Brookdale), 12 purebred 18-> months' Herefords were sold at £8 12s 6d, and 6 18 months purebred Shorthorns at £11 ss—the best prices ever realised at tbe market for animals of this age.

Auotations are; — Qearlings 21s

Fifteen to eighteen months' sorts £2 to £3 17s 6d

Two year steers £4 5s to £5 7s Two year heifers £8 17b 6d to £i Three year steers £6 12s Three year heifers £5 7s 6d to £6 15s

Dry cows 80s to £6 2s 6d PIGS.

There was a la?ge entry of fat pigs, but a number were rough and unfinished.

Quotations are.—

Choppers, 50 to Ills Extra heavy baconers, 92s to 1003 Heavy baconers 75s to 87s Light baconers 60s to 70s Prjpe per lb 6£d Heavy porkers 46s to 503. Light porkers 333 to 44s Price per lb 7£d. Best stores 48s to 535. Medium stores 36s to 465. Small stores 17s to 345. Wearners 6s to 12s.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3530, 24 March 1916

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3530, 24 March 1916

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