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■ The enfcriee of store and fat cheep and lambs were much smaller than of late. Tbe yarding in other depart ments were up to the average, There was a good attendance Store ebeep sold well, fat lambs were equal to late rates, aud< fat ebeep showed an advance in consequence of a short pupply. Bacon piga were eaeier.. Store cattle met a dull demaDd, but dairy cows sold well. STORE SHEEP. Tbe yardiDg of store sheep showed a somewhat heavy declined compared with recent sale?, but was neverfcnej less of no means proportion.

Quotations are: — Forward lambs, 16s to 18s Ordinary lambs, 12* 9d to 15a 7d Cull lambs, da 2d to 11s lid Wether lambs, 9i 64 to IS* 9d Two-tooth ewep, 183 lid to 17a 7d Four and six tooth ewes, Ids 10d to 19s 5d

Four, Bix, and eight tooth ewo3, 14s <oA to 20s.

Bound tneuthed ewes, lie 7& to 14s.

Six and eight tooth ewes, 158 9d to 17s.

Twctooth wethers, 14a to 22" 6d. Four and six.tooth wethers, 17a to 235.

Two, four, and sis tooth wethers 10a 43 Six and eight-tooth wethers 23a 10d

Merino wetbers, 18a to 18a Id

FAT LAMB. The quality was mixed, ranging from prime to backward conditioned The supply was sufficient for requirments in view of the factories closing for the holidays, and prioes were on changed. The range of prices was:— Extra prime to 26a.

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riiuie 21s to 25s Others 15s 9d to 20a 6d FAT SHEEP. The yarding of fat sheep was vi • ■:i Htiiall one. The supply was no ■norp than sufficient for the butcher-, and prices at the opening of the Bale were muob firmer, especially for prime ht-iivy weights The market eaacH 'uter on, bnf; recovered towards tb* oloae, the average rise for prime sheep being about Is per bead Tue range of prices was:— Kxn-ft p'lme wethers to 883 9cl. Prim» wetberji 25* to 29a 6d Others 21e 6d to 24s 6d Merino wethers 14s 8d to 22g 8d Ex'ra prime ewee to 308 9d. Prime ewes 249 to 283Medium ewes 19a to 23e 6d Others 149 to 18a 6d Ppnjosules were— J 0 0 Gebbie, Gebbie's Valley, 62 ewes at 20a 7d to 24* 6d; J 0 Coop, Little River, 52 ewes at 23a 5d to ?As; FAT CATTLE The yarding of fat cattle was of average dimensions. Generally speak ing, the quality was satisfactory from ii butcher's point cf view, although scarcely up to the high standard set by reoent m,arketa at AddingtoiS. Values; showed no material ohange einue last week. A number of very nice cattle came forward from the West Coast. Quotations are:— Extra prime steers to £13 Ordinary steers £9 to £13 Extra prime heifers to £14 Ordinary heifers £6 17a 6d to £10 Extra prime cows to £16 5s Ordinary cows £6 5s to £14 10a Peninsula sales were :— J O Coop, Little River, 2 heifers at £11 10a and £12; W Lewtbwaite, Little River, 2 oowa at £9 17s 6d; L Breitmeyer, Little River, 4 cows at £10 2s 6d, 1 heifer £7, 18 steers £11. VEALERB. Representative prices ranged from 83 to 58a for ordinary sorts, extra good animals realising to £5 15s. STORE CATTLE. Entries of store cattle were about to the average of recent markets, and all classes sold fairly well, but the passings were rather heavy. An In vercargill buyer who was present did not seoure an; lines, considering prices too high

Quotations are:— Fifteen to eighteen months sorts £8 10s ' Two year steers £4 5s to £4 12a 6d Two year heifers £8 17s 6d Two and a half year, steera £7 5a to £7 103 Three x yeer steers £8 12a 6d Three year beifera £5 Dry cows 80a to £6 2s 6d DAIRY COWB. P/icps for ordinary sorts ranged from £3 10? to £10, extra making to £15 10a. Messrs H Matson and Co. sold, on account of Mr D Hampton, Leeston, a line of SBven superior epringtng heifers, wbioh realised £10 to £15, averaging £18 ss. PIGS. There was a large yarding of fat pigs, the 01a33 being very good. The demand for baconers was weak, prices showing a downward tendancy,'; but porkers maintained their own.

Quotations are:— Choppers 50s to 82g Extra heavy baooners to 1003 Heavy bacooers 75s to 90s Light baooners 553 to 703 Price per lb 6d to 6Jd Heavy porkers 44s to 28a Light porkers 86s to 42s PHce.per lb 7d to 7|d Medium stores 23s to 333 Small stores 16a to 25s Weaners 7s 6d to 133

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COMMERCIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3538, 21 April 1916

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COMMERCIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3538, 21 April 1916

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