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COMMERCIAL.

NEW ZBADAND DOA/N AND MBRCAN' TI'I/E AGENCY CO.'S BEP.OBT.

Horses.T-At the Durham Yards on iPrlday horses were yardod In usual numbers. Draughts sold at from £22 10/ to £32 (no ■extra- heavf jrarded), medium do. £1S 10/ to £29; hack* and light harness horses £6 10/ to £18, spring cart £10 10/, wagon £26. At Pukekohe ou Wednesday there was « smaller muster than usual, which sold, at | late rates. Dairy cows sold at from £S 10/ to £6 17/6, heifers £3 to £6 5/, empty cows £Q 2/ to £3 4/, calves 17/ to £1 11/, two to three-year-old steers £2 10/ to £5. Beef, which was yarded In large numbers, sold at I Newmarket rates.

At the Newmarket Tards on Tuesday cattle af all descriptions were yarded In usual numbers. Dairy cows sold at from £3 10/ to £9 2/8, empty cows £1 15/ to £2 17/, calves 18/ to £1 0/. The beef pens were •filled with cattle of nice quality, «V£hough no extra heavy weights were yarded. Prices were oa a par with last week's rates, the market, perhaps, showing a firmer tone. Oxen sold to 20/ per 1001b. cows 16/ to 10/. Steers sold at from £5 10/ to £0 7/6, cows £S 10/ to £6.

Sheep.—There was an extra large yarding of sheep and lambs at the 'Newmarket Yards on Tuesday last, which sold at last week's prices. Wethers sold at from 0/8 to 17/6, ewes 8/*9 to 14/, hoggets 9/0 to 12/, lambs, well fatted 10/6 to 15/, other sorts 4/ to 6/9.- A draft of 160 lambs froto Captain (Malr, of Rerewhlakaitu, Kotorua, averaged U2/8.

Pigs.—Porkers sold at from 14/ to £1 2/, weaners 5/6 to 11/, baconers £1 11/ to £2

We submitted and sold extra large catalogues of hides, skins, aud tallow on Tues day, ail lines meeting with good competl tion at late rates.

Hides.—'Market Arm. We Quote: Extra stout ox 71d to 7Jd, stout do. 6Jd to 7d, medium do. 6d to Gid, ligOit do. sid to aid, cows, best -Hues 5Jd to 03d, good lines sfcd 'to sgcl, Inferior 43d to sd, stags 3Jd to 4d, kips 3Sd to sid. calfskins Od to ssd, damaged hides 3d to 4id. I Sheepskins.—Market flrm. Best butchers' skins, large 5/ to 5/8, medium 3/8 to 4/3. small 2/« >o 3/, lambs' and pelts 2/3 to 2/10, Inferior 1/0 to lA>. Tallow.—'Market firm. Best mixed to 25/6. good 22/6 to 23/6, inferior 17/6 to 20/6, rough fat lid to lgd per lb. Cow-talls.—l/8 dozen. Horsehair.—l/ 2to 1/4. Bones.—£4 15/. ■\Vlipat is selling freely at 4/6 ex store, plentiful supplies. Maize. —Market overstocked. Present values 4/4. Chaff Is moving off freely at £3 10/ at rail by truck load. Oats are In good demand at 2/2 ex store. Bran and pollard find ready sale at £4 16/ and £6 15/ respectively ex store. Supplies In both lines at present are light. Potatoes are 6fow of sale at £3 15/ ex store. Onions.—Stocks aire fairly heavy. Current value £5 ex store. Butter.—Farmers' well made is selling freely at Bid, second grade, slow, selling at 7id. Eggs find ready sale at 1/4 per dozen. Cheese—Sales light, 5d to sid. Fungus.-—'Sales at 4Jd.

WAIKATO STOCK BALES. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, report as follows :— At Ohanpo on the Bth inst. we yarded 470 bend of cattle. Bidding was rather dull, but sellers were anxious to do business, and most of the lines were quitted. Elgh-teen-tnonth steers made £2 5/ to £2 10/; 20----month-old, up to £2 14/; two-year-old do., £3 4/; thrpe-year-old do., £4 4/; well-grown calves, £1 5/ to £1 S/: empty cows, £2 12/6 to £3 12/, according to condition; springing heifers, £5 to £5 15/. The following day we held a cheep fair In Ohaupo Yards and penned 20,300 cheep. There was a large attendance of breeders nnd graziers from all parts of the Walkatp, King Country, and Feilding, and a good de* mand existed for all classes. Compared with recent sales prices for lambs and breeding ewes were unaltered but wethers showed n rise of 1/6 to 2/. Woolly Inmbs made 8/0 to 10/10; shorn, 7/6 to 8/10; twotooth ewes, 14/10 to 16/0; four and sixtooth ewes, 10/3 to 17/10 (this top price for n line of two, four, and six-tooth ewes sold on account of Mr William Reid, Feildlng); fresh full-mouth ewes, 11/0 to 13/6; falling mouths, 9/2 to 10/0; culls, 5/ to 6/0; twotooth wethers 10/6 to 12/. Rams: Twotooth Llncolns", sold on account of Messrs C. J. Storey, H. P. Taylor, of Felldlng, and D. H. Milne, made 2J guineas to 3 guineas; Romneys, 2 guineas to 3 guineas; English Lelcesters, 1} guineas to 2 guineas; Shropshires, li guineas to 2J guineas; oged rams, 5/ to 10/6; 318 sold. On Thursday morning, at Cambridge show grounds, we sold 14 English Leicester rams on account of Mr S. R. Lancaster Of Pnlmerston North. Good prices were obtained, a four-year-old champion ram realising 12 guineas; another younger ram, 13 guineas; others, 51 guineas to 7 guineas; ram lambs, 3 guineas. At Ngaruawahla on Friday we only had a small muster of cattle, about 200 head being brought forward. There was a fair attendance of fclie public, and fat ftnfl store cows and young cattle received most attention. Fat cows made £4 4/ to £4 17/; store cows, £2 4/ to £2 15/ (according to condition); best calves £1 2/ to £1 5/; others, 14/ to 19/6; 15 to 18-month-old steers, £2 to £2 12/; two Jersey cows in milk, £7 and £9; backward springers, £3 17/6 to £4,

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COMMERCIAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 65, 17 March 1909

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