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COMMERCIAL.

DUNEDIN PRODUCE MARKk.I

Messrs A. Moritzson & Co. report: — Chesße— to rfd Walnuts—none offering Cocksfoot—new seasons samples wanted farmers' dressed-, to le, according to weight, heavy clean farmers' riddled up tO Is n cr lb, machined la 2d to Is 4d.

ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET

Wednesday.

«There were again fairly large entries of I stock, especially of store sheep. The rain bad the effect of firming the store shoep market, and all classes sold well. Fat cattle were about equal to last weeks rates, and Tat lambs were rather firmer. Fat sheep sold at about last week's average of prices, store cattle were rather dull of sale, and pig-< were easier. 5 STORE SHEEP. There was again a large entry of store sheep, the yarding being m-de up of abut equal numbers of lambs and ewes, wethers forming only a small proportion. The sale sale started at last we> kV prices, the market being very firm, and there was Bn appreciable hardening as tha market proceeded, until there was a noticeable advance in both ewes and hmbs. forward lamb o , being epp»cislly keenly sought utter" The demand through., out wa3 decidedly bri-k.

Quotations are: Forward lambfl, 14s to 16* 6d Ordinary lamb?, to 13=,- 9d Cull lambs 7s to 9s Id Good ewe lambs, 16s 2d Good two. tooth ewes, 2 Is to 23s 6d Small two-tooth ewes, 17s to 18s 6d Two, four, and six tooth ewes, 18s to 21s Extra good two, four, and six-tooth ewes 22s to 27s 3d

Low condition, four, bis, and eight-tooth ewes, I6s to 17a 3d

Failing mouth ewes, 8a 9d to 13s 9d Soutd-mouth ewes 16s to" 20s Four and six-tooth wethers, 17s 6d to 21a Forward two'tooth wethers, to 20s 7d.

Merino wethers. 5s 7d

The chief Peninsula sales were—F G Birdling, Birdling's Flat. 78 at 193 8d to 22s 6d; J F Buobanan, Kinlocb, 73 at J9s Bd. FAT SHEEP. The offerings of fat sheep filled between eight and nine races, and tha quality was better than att week, tbero being * larger proportion of Rood wetben, but fewer prime ewes, The market opened firmer, as the export buyers were operating more freely, but towards the end of the sale prices weak' ened again, and on an average values were about the same as last week.

Tbe range of prices was: — Prime wethers 25s to 30s. Otheu. 16s 9d to 24s 61. Prima ewes 24s to 25s Medium! 19s to 23s Gi

Others 14s 10 to 18s 61

The chief Pen'nsnla sales were: -W F Parkinson, Kaituns.,64 wethers at 23s lOd to 25a 10d; M Barclay. Little River, 32 wethers at2lsßdto2si 6d; JO Hay, Pigeon Bay, 33 ewes at 18s lOd to 225; W J Allen, Little River, 59 ewes at 21s 10d FAT CATTLE. Quotations are.— Extra prime stee- h. to £19 2s 6d Ordinary steerp, £9 17s 6rf to £12 Extra prime heifers, to £12 17b 6d Ordinary heifers, £7 to £9 10s Extra prime oows. to £13 5s Ordinary cows, £G 17s 6d to £10 Price of beef per 1001b, 32s to 50s, extra to ss.

The chief Peninsula sales were:—J O Coop. Little R'ver, 4 steers at £18 5s to £18 10s, 3 heifers at £9 17s 6d to £11 2s 6d, 5 cows at £7 10s to £13, 4. cows at £11 15s to £14 2=i Gd. 4 heifers at £10 2s 6d to £12 53, fi cows at £11 5* to £12 2s 6d, 2 heifers at £10 5s to £12 2a 6d ;Rl Barclay, Little River, 1 cow at £13 5s ; B Ware Port Levy, 2 heifers at £12 15s to £13 5s ; J F Buohanan, Kinlocb, 7 steers afc £14 17s 6d to £17 10s. VEALERS Vealers were again etoellently represented all classes being penned, the supply being adequate for all requirements. Representa tive prices ranged from 8s to 445. extra making to 84s. STORE CATTLE. There was an average entry of store cattle, but tho yardiug inolude.d no lines of large dimensions. The average quality was not high, and tho demand was weak, prioes being much easier. Quotations are : — Yearlings 38s Fifteen to eighteen months sorts £3 5s to £3 7a. i Two year Bteers £4 6s

Two year heifers £3 17b 6d to £4 Three year steers £7 4" to £8 10a f Three year heifers £4 1(58 Extra good three year beifers £5 16s Dry 00w5303 to £6 ss. DAIRY COWS.

Dairy cows were represented by a small entry, some very types coming forward. Al l good animals were in strong demand, and prices ranged from £3 to £9, extra good sorts making £14 PIGS. Fat pigs were in full supply, the quality being good, and better than at recent sales. There was a fair demand, but prices were rather easier. Quotations are :—

Choppers 60s to 107s

Extra heavy baconers 100s to 105s Heavy baconers 75s to 90s Light baooners 58s to 70s Price per lb 6|d to 6|d Heavy porkers 44s to 48s Light porkers 38s to 42s Price per lb 7d.

The yarding of store p'gs was a relatively small one, and the demand lacked keenness. Tbe best demand was for medium stores. Weaners were also easier. Quotations—: Best stores 40s to 48s

Medium stores 283 to 38s Small stores 18s to 27s Best weaners 83, to 12s Small weaners 33 6d to 7s 6d

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COMMERCIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916

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COMMERCIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916

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