The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY , APRIL 14, 1916. A SHEEP MARKET AT DUVAUCHELLE.
It has many times been mentioned to us that a sheep market could, with great advantage to Peninsula sheep owners, be established at Duvauchelle, and it only needed a little fresh accommodation to be provided and the rerealisation of what a good thing it would become for Peninsula farmers to establish a really good sale there. Peninsula farmers are now realising that at the Duvauchelle sale ,they obtain ruling market prices for their cattle, and in consequence the cattle sale is on a first class footing. The yardings are growing in dimensions and within the last ten years the improvement in numbers has been most marked. This has proved' a splendid thing for local farmers, who have a wider range of' selection for themselves, while they attract a greater number of buyers to their sales and get better competition.* The farmers could therefore do the same as regards sheep. If a farmer wants sheep now he has to go to Addington or elsewhere for them Why should he not get them at his own door? Well patronised sheep sales are held in. Little River, North Canterbury and elsewhere, and the same sales could be established at Duvauchelle. We are sure the Peninsula Saleyards Coy., would do all in their power to establish a sheep market at Duvauchelle, and it only needs the support of the farmers themselves to carry the object into effect. There are about 90,000 fat lambs and sheep sent off the Peninsula each season and these would attract buyers who would give equally as good prices as at the Metropolitan market. It only requires the farmers to realise what support they could give a local mar- s ket and the advantage it would" be to them to establish a good local market. A local market would also enable farmers to exchange their store sheep as they now exchange their store cattle.
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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1916. A SHEEP MARKET AT DUVAUCHELLE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXXV, Issue 3536, 14 April 1916