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The tn'ries of fat sherp and lambs showed a further increase, but there we c fewer store sheep. There was also a large yarding of fat rattle. Tbe attendance was good. Fat oa:t c were aTfc'le easer. and fat lambs fiold well up to la t .week's rates. Store theep avowed no change, there being a good demand. Fat sheep were very firm, good gtore gattl" and dairy cows sold \yell, and all olaeeesot p ! ga were in demand. STORE SHEEP. The yarding of store sheep, although smaller than the overflowing entry of last week, was, nevertheless, a very full one for this late season of the year, and tba sale was nit concluded till the afternoon wa3 well ad vanced. Lambs and ewes again accounted for the bulk of tbe entry, altbrough wethers constituted a rather larger proportion than at some recent sales. Except in isolated cases qn lity was quite up to the standard of recent salea. FAT LAMBjI. There was a larger yarding of fat lambe than last week totalling 5822. among them a number of prime line 3, and several ex'ra prime lots. A considerable proportion oi: the entry, however, cpnaisted of laiflbs that handlid hard, ap<3 cpme lots that were only forward Btores. Ihe ma-ket opened rath e r weaker, but soon improved up to last wetsk'd rates. An extra prime line from T , juowling, Methven, topped tbe market at 26s 10d to 35a. Tbe range of pricee was: —

Extra prime lambs, to 35? Prime lambs, 22s to 26s Medium 19s to 21a 61; Lighter, lt?a to 18a GJ Store lambs, 12s 3d to 143 8d Peninsula sales were:—B Craw, Chorlton, 109 at 21s 7d to 27.; F Birdling. Birdling'e

Fiat. 'Jo i 2i 2d r 0 2G* lUd; Birdlina Bircilin-.'V Fu-, 358 at 21* to "s: U Field, Atnnh 91 22- jr> 24« 7d

fat sheep,

) The yarding of fet Bheep was the largest for a c nnderable time past, between a eleven and twelve racee being filled. The quality was generally Rood to prime, and the ifferingß alee included come extra primp pens. Considering the large i-fferlngs. the sale was an excellent one all through. Thnrp wa* a good dem»nd for export. A po r? olearance wns eS ot*d at vary firm prices. The range of prices was:— Extra prime wethers to 47a 61 Primo wethers 25s Gd to 33e 6d, Others 21s 6d to 25a Merino wethers 20a to 25) Extra prime ewes to 30 < Prime ewee 24s 6d to 29-. Medium ewpe 19s 6d to 243 Others 14s 6d to 10. Merino ewes 13d 3d to 16a 9d Peninnula sales were—X Craw, Chorlton. 24 wethers at 24a to 29=; J O Coop. LittlRiver, 63 wethers at 23e to 25" lOd, 200 at 23? 4d, 37 ewe=> 24-; O and F FieW, Kaiiuna. 54 wethers at 23i 3d (o '24e; J A Fleming, Port Levy, 71 wethers at 23s GJ to 25a lOd. 27 ewes at 24& 7d; Qebbie Bro-\ Toddi gton, 66 wethers at 22s 7d to 24-<, A E Birdling, Birdling Flat. 104 ewes 23s 3d lo 265. FAT CATTLE The yarding of fat cattle was a fall one> the rtay'e entries aßfireeatirg 436 bead, compared with 367 last week, 261 on April 26tb, 301 on April 19 h, 327 on April 12 h 251 oi April sth and 327 on March 25th. Once ng-in the quality fully maintained the standard >et by recent markets at the Ad dington metropolitan yards, the entries in eluding a larg« proportion of first'class beef, with the usual peroentage of secondary clasß beef The yarding was somewhat in excess of requirements, and the consequence wa« that the demand showfd a «ligM w'!Hkp''nL' coinp ; ir r d with the values ourrent at last week's sale.

Quotations are:—

Extra prime steers to £20 Ordinary steers £8 10s to £13 Extra prime heifers to £13 \se Ordinary heifers £6 7s 6d to £9 Extra prime cows to £18 Ordinary cows £6 5s to £9 103 A Peninsula sale was— J 0 Coop (Little River) 15 steers at £1(5 to £18. ■■ VEALERS Vealei'3 sold from 83 to 60s for ordinary sorts, estra realising 120s. STORE CATTLE The yarding of store cattle was of sompwbat limited and consieted priDcioally af old cow 3, many being in low condition. The only lines lines of good quality were a csuple of pens of eteer?. The demand for poor sorts was weak, but there was free competition for tbe better sorts. Q io ations are :— Yearlings 30a F fteen to eighteen months Borts £2 15s Two year steers £4 5s Two year heifer" £4 5s to £4 17* 6d Tnree year steers £8 10 to £8 Ise Three y*ar heifer" £5 15* to £6 10a Dry cows 853 to £5 10s DAIRY COWS Representative prices ranged from £3 15s to £15 53. PIGS Althongb scarcely as large as last week, the yarding of fat pigs was a very full one, and in contradistinction to some recent entries the quality tahen all round wn« very satirfi tcry. For all descriptions there was a free demand, and a good clearance was made.

Quotations are :—

Choppers 503 to 104s

Extra heavy bnconprs to 93a H avy baconers 75-' to 80s Liebt baeonors 55* to 70s Price per lb 6d to 6Jd Uuavy porkeiS 47s to 52s Light porkers 383 to 45s Pi ice per lb 7£d Best stores 42s to 47s

Fxtra stores (sold in fut poii-) (o 53s Medium stores 33a to 41s Small stores 18s to 30s Wearers Ss to 12s pd

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3545, 12 May 1916

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3545, 12 May 1916

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