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Wednesday. The entries of all classes of sheep were larger than last week, and there was a good atte* dance. The better quality store ewes sold well, but inferior sorts were neglected, store lambs and wetbers selling at lute rates. Fat lambs were practically without change. Prime fat sheep, especially wethers, were rather firmer. Store cattle were rather dull ef sale; there was no change in fat pigs, bat stores were in keen demand. STORE SHEEP. The yarding of store sheep wae again of J very large proportions, overflowing into pens usually set aside for other classes of stock. As is generally the oase at this season of the year, the bulk of the entries consisted of . wes and lambs, being of about equal pro. portions, the balance being made up of wethers, the last named description includ ing some very forward sheep. ■> The eweß ranged from excellent young sorts to aged and cull sorts, and the lambs were of all descriptions, a good proportion being torward sorts, whilst others were baokward and small. Good Bheep fully maintained previous ( prices, but inferior sort 3 were rather easier. Quotations ore: Forward lamb 3 I3s to 16i Ordinary lambs 12s to 12s 9d Cull lambs 8s to Us 6d Two-tooth ewes 16a to 18s 4d Four and six.tooth ewes 19s to los Four and eix-tooth ewes 193 to 253 3d Low conditioned four, His and eight-tooth ewes 13s 2d to 16s 3d Sound mouth ewes 11s to 16s Two>tooth wethers 16s to 18s 4d Forward four snd sis-tooth wethera 22s 2d to 23s FAT LAMBS The yarding of fat lambs was larger than last week, 4251 being penned, and was of irregular quality there being a fair proportion of prime sorts, but some other lots were only in store condition. There was good competition among the export buyers, and la&t week's prices were well maintained. The range of prices wae:— Extra prime lambs to 26s Prime lambs 2ls to 24s 7d Others 16b to 20s 6d The chief Peninsula sales were—Mr L S Well, Chorlton. 43 at 23s 2d to 233 7d; J F E Jameson Ataahna, 25 at 16s to 22s 6d; G Oraw, Cborlton, 39 at 19s 6d to 21b 6d; J 0 C Gebbio, Motukarara, 64 at 16s to 18a lid; B Latter, Barry's Buy. 75 at 189 Id to 19a; J F Buchanan, Kioloch 76 at 173 4d. FAT SHEEP. The entry of fat sheep occupied between nine and ten races, and the quality was up to the average. The sale opened a bit slack, but as the exporters were operating, it soon brightened up, and prime sheep, especially wethers were rather firmer. A good clear, anoe of the yard was effected.

The range of prices was:~ Estra prime wethera to 36a 9d Prime wethers 25s to 29a Others, 19a 9d to 24s 6d Merino wethers 189 to 21a Prime ewes, 24s to 263 8d f) Medium, 19s to 23s 6d Othery 14s to 183 6d

The chief Peninsula dales were:—G Craw, Chorlton, 817 wethers at 265; L S Wells, Chorlton 31 wethers at 243 Gd; JFK Jamieson, Ataahua, 32 wethers at 21s 8d; Geo. Barclay, Little River 65 ewe 3at 21s 9d to 23s 9d. FAT CATTLE. The yarding of fat cattle was smaller than at some recent Bales, but proved ample for requirrpents. The entries aggregated 251 head, compared with 327 last week. 245 on March 22ad, 231 on March loth, 350 on Maron Bth, and 199 on Maroh Ist. The quality, with a few exceptions, was entirely satisfactory, and included saver el lines of super-excellence—indeed in come respect the quality was batter than has been at Addington for some time. At the beginning of the market last week's prices were fully maintaided. bidding being fairly brisk, but the last three races were very slow of sale, prices dropping about 2a per 1001b, and at this stage the passings were very heavy.

Quotations are:— Extra prime steers, to £18 ©cdinary steers, £9 2s 6d to £12 7e 6d Extra prime heifers. £16 15s Ordinary heifers, £7 to £12 Extra pr me cowa, to £16

Ordinary cows, £6 17s (id to £12

. The ohief Peninsula sales -were: G G Holmee, Knooklyn, 7 steers at £13 17a 6d to £14 10a: VEALERS. Prioes ranged from 8s to 575, extra to £6


The yarding was a medium one, and prices ranged from £3 53 to £9 for ordinary eorts, extra good kinds making £15


The yarding of store oaitle was a comparatively small one, the quality being poor, and the pale a dull one. Bull i, which have reoently bee'i selling freely, were weak.

Quotations are;

Yearlings 30s Fifteen to eighteen months oorts £2 10s Two year steers £4 7s Cd ,

Two year heifers (very good) to £4 16s Three year steers (poor) £6 10s Three year heifers £5 5s Dry cows £2 5s to £6 5s PIGS. There was a large entry of fat pigs, and the quality showed an improvement. The demand for baooners was a little easier, but there was no change in porkers. Quotations are: — Choppers 5,Qs to llaa Extra heavy haooncrs to 103s Heavy baooners 76s to 90s ' Light baoonere 583 to 75s Price per lb 6Jd Heavy porkers 46e to 50a Light porkers 36s to 44s Price per lb 7d to 7|d Medium stores 28a to 38s Small stores 183 to 27s Weaners (good sorts) 12s to 17r Beet sows, in pig, 52s 6d to 75s Backward pows, id pig, 85s to 45s

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COMMERCIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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COMMERCIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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