vMESSBS AIRBED. BtrCKtiAND ANO .„;-,;; . , . KEPORT.. ~. ~.,.: ~., . i- Worses.—At - the" : ; Haymarket ■ "yards'" on Friday we ag? [ n had ; a full yarding.. .Wagon aiid express horses realised t com £20 5/ to f. 8 2; grocers , . cart class, £M'lo/ to £23 5/: light, harness sorts, £5 10/ to. £15: buesy Wses aiid good hacks,-£l2 15/ to a*ed .draughte, £14 10/ to £20; acUye medium aiuold, tieilty to £32 10/; single-seated buggy, *g* :?»/-i . Kttleigh cart, horse and harness, At Pnkekohe on Monday we yarded" more .than the -number of horses. Active medium to heavy unbroken colts aiid *.)«?' tV? to years old, sold at from £20,t0.£34; lighter aorts, £5 to £17; medium suitable .for butchers'- and grocers' carts, ??,' °*H 10 / ; llsht harness- and ordinary ?^S c ™? rt , S ' £4 &-*U~S/.i.slg-ponies, £4 .&/ to £9 10/; farm wares, £13 to £27. wa »_V m all-yarding of'cattle'at luakau on Wednesday, and they. sold. well. Dairy cows made from £3 2/6 to £5 7/6;' empty heifers, £2 12/6; -IS-niouth steers, £3 3/; yearlings, £1 10/; calves, 17/ to £1; small, 11. r Bulls, £3 13/ to £5. 5/. J At Bemuera on Thursday dairy cows sold from £4 to £7; dry, 20/ to £3 5/; no store of any consequence penned. Young and fat .calves, in short supply, brought Irom 2/ to 42/; 23 sold. Scarcely an average number of fat cattle came forward. The quality was very fair, and prices were slightly irregular. Ox beef brought froni 18/ to 22/ the 1001b, and cow 16/ to 19/. Steers rauged in price from £0 10/ to £10 17/6; cows, £3 10/ to £7 17/6; 294 sold. There was a fair muster o£ niuttou of nice quality and mostly wethers, which sold from 16/ to 19/G for heavy weights, lighter weights 13/6 to 15/; heavy ewes to 14/G, others to 12/0; 1551 sold. Four hundred and eighty-nine lambs were yarded. Competition being not over strong, prices ranged from 7/ to 12/6. There was a better penning of pigs, and prices were decidedly better for all kinds Small realised 3/6 to 8/; slips, to 18/; porkers, to 30/; baeoners, to £4; 95 sold. Poultry, 1/10 for ducks and 3/3 for roosters. Hides.—Os, 4»d to 6Jd; cow, 4d to 5 5-3d-calf, od to sid; horse, 5/6; damaged hides, 3 3-Sd to 4id. Tallow, 19/ to 24/9. Bones.—Dry, £4 15/ per ton. Skins.—Lambs' and pelts, salted 2/ tp 3/, dry and damaged 4d to 2/7. FROZEN MEAT. " (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) NAPIER, this day. The C.C. arid D. Company cable:—"There has been a further heavy fall in values of frozen meat all round. Stocks on hand and shipments afloat are very large. Quotations i.re as follow: Best Canterbury mutton, 3Jd; Napier, Wellington, and North Island, 2Jd. Lamb, first quality 4£d. second 4Jd. Beef, hindquarters 3d, fores 2£d." LONDON. (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright.) (Received 12.58 a.m.) LONDON, March 24^ The hal.nnce-sheet of the Bank of Australasia lor the half-year ended October 12th Inst shows deposits, £15,205,063; securities, £3,823.370: bills £15,496,182. Copper.—Spot, £00; three months, £50 17/0. Tin.—Three mouths, £JBI 14/ i Lead, £13 8/9. At the tallow sales 1346 casks were offered, aud 772 sold. Inferior advanced 3d to 6d; other sorts unchanged. Wheat.—The American visible supply Is 04,188.000 qi:arterK. Wool. —Brisk sales were recorded to-day, and prices were fully maintained. The Waihua clip brought Sid, Eddlngton 9 5-Bd.
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