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NORTHERN STOCK SALES. Jlesrs. Tlunter and Wilson report: At Tanglterorla sale about the advertised number of rattle were yarded, and mostly sold at current values. At Ruatangata 'the advertised number of cattle came forward. The demand was slack. At Whanearel monthly sale, owine to the continued dry weather, only about 500 head of rattle were yarded. Stores and fat cattle sold n't lower values than of Inte However, few lots failed to change hands. We quote: At the above sales fat cows and heifers brought £3 7/6 to £4; dairy cows and heffers sold freely at £3 10/ to £6 3/; bulls, £2 to £4: four-year-old steers. £5: two to three-year-old steers. £2 15/ to £4 5/; one to lj-y ear-old steers. £1 15/ to £2 12/; a line of 72 mostly one and li-year-old steers brought £2 3/; store cowb and heifers, £1 15/ to £2 10/; ca-lves and yearling, 15/ to 25/ each. MESSRS. ALFRED BUCKU&ND AND SONS - REPORT. Horses: At the Hnymarket on Friday we bad a full yarding of horses, and there was a large attendnnce of buyers. Heavy draughts realised from £84 to £36- active young lorry and express class, £24 to £44 10/; pair of farm mares, £57; bugry horses and good hacks, £18 to £21 15/; fight harness and ordinary hacks, £4 IQ/ to £IDgig ponies, £2 10/ to £7 5/; wagon, £13 10/; single buggy, £1»; dray £8; brown gelding by Cuirassier, £31; the' tfurdler San l'flulo, 21 guineas. There was nn overage yarding of both cattle and sheep at C'levedon on Saturday. Hairy cows sold from £2 10/ to £0 7/6; springing helfert to £fl 10/; fat heifers, £3 to £ft 17/6; empty cows £1 15/ to £2 7/6; calves. £1 1/ to £1 7/; smaller sorts. 11/ to 18/; full-mouthed ewes, e/6 to 7/0; broken mouths, 4/6; fnt lambs, shorn 10/e, woolly 0/a to 11/; store lambs 5/B to 9/3. A smrall muster at Pokeno on Monday changed hands at ruling prices. Springers made to £6; fat cows and heifers £2 15/ to £4; empty young cows. £l 19/ to £2 U/; yearlings, mixed, £1 15/ to £2; strong calves, £1 2/ to £1 6/6; others 14/ to £Iwagon. £0 7/6. Several usejul horses were sold at prices ranging from £2 to £15 7/0. We held our usual monthly sale at Runclman on Wednesday. The yards were but moderately filled with stock, and values were about the same as those obtained last month. At Kemuera on Thursday dairy and store cattle, penned In usual numbers, sold at kite rates. Young and fat calves, In moderate supply, ranged In price from 2/ to 43/; 68 sold. There was a moderate yarding of fat cattle of good quality and light weights. Prices were better all through, ox beef selling to 22/ the 1001b and cow to 18/. Steers ranged In price from £5 10/ to £9 15/; cows, £3 10/ to £7; 280 sold. Both mutton and lamb, penned in less than usual numbers, were steady at late values, wethers selling from 10/6 to 17/; ewes. 8/6 to 14/; stores, 7/8 to 10/6; best lambs to 15/6 others to 12/6. smtni 5/ to 8/6. Tigs were In fair supply and demand. Small. 6/ to 10/6; slips, to 15/; porkers, to 30/- beconers, to £2 2/6. Hides: No stout or heavy catalogued. Ox, 4fld to 6d; cow. 4Jd to 5Jd; calf, 4d to 5Jd; stags', 3"d to 4d; kips, 3jd to 4}d- damaged hides, 2d to 4*d. Tallow, 22/ to 24/. Horsehair, 1/4 to 1/ss; horns, 4/ to 14/. Skins: Extra large. 5/B to 6/: others. 1/6 to 3/5", lambs' and peKs, salted 2/6 'to 3/1. dry and damaged 4d to 2/5. LONDON WOOL. SAL.ES. Messrs Dalgety and Co., Ltd., have received the following cable from their Liondon office, under date the 17th Inst., 1909:— "The wool sales continue firm, and prices are rather higher, especially for scoured merino wools. Crossbred wools, fine quality remaining. The dates of our own sales are altered to 24th March. Tallow: 6d lower since oar last wire."

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COMMERCIAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

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