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There were small entries of stock in all department?, and a much-reduced attend' a>-ce. Store sheep sold ratlr-r better, and fat sheep wf-re a little easier at the opening of tbe of the sale, but improved up to last week's pi-ices. There w«b no business done for export There was a poor entry of store cattle, Rnd a good sale for dairy cows. Pigs were easier. STORE SHEEP. Compared with the overflowing entries of stare sheep, which marked all the sales during the autumn months, the yarding waß a relatively small one. The demand for all good sheep was decidedly brisk, values certainly showing no slackening, whilst in cases there was evidence of a slight advance Mrs H Matson and Co sold for Mr W D Lewis, of Montrose, a noticeably good iine of 3G ewe lamds which 18s 9d per head Several southern operators were present at at the sale.

The range of prices was: — Forward lambs, 16s to IBs 9d. Ordinary lambs, 12s 6d to 153 lOd. Cull lambs 8s 3d to 10s 9d. Wether lambß. 14s to 16s Two.tooth ewes, 17s Od Four and six.tooth ewes, 16s 6d to 18s 5d Four, six, and eight tooth ewes 20s 4d to 23*.

Six and eight-tooth ewes, 17s Id to 21s Od

Sound-mouthed ewes 9d to 18s lOd Failing moutoed ewes 12s to 12s 5d Aged ewes, 6s 7d io 7s. Two tooth wethers, 21b 3d to 21? 7d. Four and Bis-tooth wethers 14s to 21s Id Six and eight-tooth wethers, 19a 9d to 23s ;d

Merino wethers, lis 5d to 19s 6d FAT LAMBS.

The yarding of fat lambs totalled only 666, and tbo lot were taken by the butchers, prices generally being a little beyond export values. Tbe range of prices was:—

Prime lambs, 21s to 245-3 d

Others, 16s 8d to 20b Gd

A P.enin?ula sale was 11 Latter, Barry's Bay, 191 at 17s 3d to 17s 9d.

FAT SHEEP. T c yarding of fat sheep occupied about seven races, and was of good average quality. Tbe market opened rather slack, but improved and last week's prices were maintained to the end. The butchers were the ODly bnyers. The range of prices was;—

Prime weathers, 25s to 30s Id

Others 18s to 24s 6d

Merino wethers. 20a 3d to 23a

Prime ewes to 27s Id

Medium 19s to 23s 6d Otheru 14 7d to 16s 6d ] Merino ewes 13s lOd to 16s I A Peninsula sale was J O Coop, Little River, 04 ewes st 23a 6d to 27s FAT CATTLE Fat cattle were represented by an entry of moderate dimensions, tbe day's yarding ag gregating 261 head, compared with 301 last week, 327 on April 12th, 251 on April 5, 327 od March 29th, and 245 on March 22. With isolated exceptions, tho quality of the beef offered wns of an entirely satisfactory nature, the standard of recent saleß being somowhut more than maintained, and the yardmg included several lines muoh above average quality. Thoro was an absence of I tbe Quotations whioh marked last week's i snle, and tbe tone of the market was unmistakably brighter throughout. Quotations are:— Extra prime steers to £20 Ordinary steers £9 to £13 Extra prime heifers to £13 Ordinary heifers, £7 12s 6d to £9 10s Extra prime cows to £14 15s Ordinary cows, £6 10s to £9 Peninsula sales were.—

Peninsula client, 6 steers at £9 5s to £11 7s 6d, 20s cows at £8 2s 6d to £11 53, 9 heifers at £7 12s 6d to £9 2s 6d ; J 0 Coop (Little River), 14 steers £16 12s 6d to £19 17s 6d; F Coop (poranui) 8 heifers at £8 to £9 5?; clients, 4 cows at £9 17s 6d to £11 15a, 4 cows at £5 7s Gd to £6 2s Gd, 2 oowe at £6 7s 6d, 3 steers at £14 17a 6d, 3 heifers at £1017s Gd, 4 steers at £10 12a 6d to £12, 3 cows at £7 17s 6d to £8 12a Od; W Menzies, (Menaies Bay), 2 cows at £13 7s 6d and £14 15s, 3 heifers at £13; VEALERS Vealers were in Hmall Bupply, and prices ranged from 8s to 50s, extra making to 833 STORE CATTLE Store cattle wore represented by an entry of very modorato proportions, and consisted mainly of old oows in indifferent oondition. The yarding as a whole was a rough mixed

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one, and he demand was pl.ick in the extreme, with the result that the greater part of the 50 odd head prnnpd was psssed under the hammer, few finding purchasers at auction, DAIRY COWS Dvry cows wera in emdl supply. There was a keen deman'l for thp better ar>irn»'s, and prices ranged from £3 10a to £15 15s. PIGS Tbe yarding of fat pigs was a medium one and included a number of unfinished sor;s. No extra heavy baconers came forward. Quotation* are:— Choop-rB 50s to 80s Heavy baconers 75s to 90s L ght baoone'c 58- to 70s Prioe per lb 6.Jd Heavy porkers 44a to 48s Li«ht poikers 34j 'o 40s Price pe. lb 7d to 7Jd Midium Htore- 28s >r> 31s Small stoics 16s to 25a Weaner= to 12-<

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COMMERCIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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COMMERCIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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