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NEW" MERCAX. TIEE AGEINCI'-CO.'S REPORT. Horses.—At the TJurlrain Yards on Friday a -SOO& many horses were brought forward and disposed of. 'Heavy draughts sold at from £22 10/ to £35, medium do. £16 10/ to £27,, hacks ami-light .harness horses £U> 10/ ,to £19; weeds £2 10/ to £G 15/. ■_ -•Cattle.—A* Tlic Newmarket Yards . on. Tuesday dairy and store stoek-werepeirned in usual number. Dairy .cows sold at from £3 10/ to £6, empty cows £'J 2/ to £3 5/, calves 1«/ to £1.7/. Beef was yarded In lull quajrtiti<?s, and tie quality throughout wasgood. The atTv-ance inlast week's .fate* was maintained. ■ Oxen-soid-to iSt/ perlOOlb, and. cows 17/ to. 10/. ..Steers sold at from £-6 10/ to £9 IS/, cows-£3 10/ to £6. . Sheep.—Sheep were penned in Average •numbers, and soM at late- rates. Wethers realised from 10/U to 17/, ewes 0/9 to 13/9, store ewes 4/ to 7/6, hoggets 8/6 to 12/, lambs, w-ell-fatted 8/9 to 11/, other sorts 4/3 -to 7/6. Pigs.—Porters sold at from.l 9/6 to £17/, weaners 5/6 to 12/6, fraconers £1. 10/ to £2 12/. We submitted and sold large catalogues of hides, skins, "and"-tallow on Tuesday, all lines, meeting with keen, competition at lat« rates. brisk: We quote:- Extra stout ox 7d to: -stout do.. 614 to 6Jd, medium do o2d to Ofc light do. ujd to 564. coW-s' .best iiues B|d to 53d, good 3Jd to oid, seconds 4Jd to ud, stags' 3id to 44, kips 3Jd to sjd, calfskins Gd to 5Jd, damaged .hide* 3d to 4id. ' • i Sheepskins.—.Market brisk. We quote: ■Best butchers' large 5/ to 5/6, medium 3/6 to 4/3. small 3/0 to -J/6, lambs' and pelts 3/to 3/8, seconds 1/9 to 2/4 V Tallow.—Market firm. We quote: Best mixed to 25/, sooi 23/6 to 24/3, inferior 20/ to 21/6, rouglh fat lid to lgd .per lb. Bones.—£4 15/. Cowtalls. —1/8 per dozen. - , • •- -Horsehair.—l/3. to 1/4 Wheat. —The market is easier at.4/5. Oats.—Oats are in good demand at' 2/1 to 2/S. (. Chaff.—Chaff.3s worth £3 10/ at irallwaj; if of good quality. Maize.—Local 4/7, imported 4/5; . Bran and , Pollara.—Selling- ireely at £4 and. £6 S/ respectiTely. ; 'Potatoes.—iPcime 'Southern are selling at £4 15/ to £5. Onions.—'ln good demand at £5 5/. Butter.—Good.quality.ds selling freely at 9dand OJd, second q'aality 7Jd to Sd. Eggs are scarce, and find ready sale at 1/T per dozen. . -.i '. ' . ■■ ... Cheese.—Farmers' is Tery slo-w ol at sd. • iFangus.—l}d. . - • - ■:. . J ■ STOCK SAUCES.'. • ■ _ X '. The iSew Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agencr Company report as follows: We held our usual fortnightly, sale. ..at-Ohaupo on the 23rd inst., when we. yarded, 520 •head of cattle and 1200 sheep." TMere" vas not much demand for cattle, and a number of pens failed to ,«&.ch reserves, ' r but all sheep sold at. good. prices". . Tworyear-pld steers made £3 18/ to £4, 20 months to two-year-old steers ' £2; 13/ to" £3 ~3/. "IS months fat and forward steers £2 5/ to £2 10/, -heifers £2, £1 to £1 9/, cow* £3 15/' to £4 5/, 'store cows £2. Sheep: Four-tooth ewes 13/9, two j tooth ewes 12/11; four-tooth wethers 12/11, two-to6t3h -wethew 11/ L ' ■ ' ■.■.-,- At Te Kua'ti on Wednesday we penned 950 head of cattle of good quality and conditloii'and 2700 sheep.' There was a large attendance of settlers from all parts of the . King Coumtry and the Waikato, and nearly ever line changed hands. Three and a-half year old steers made £4.15/ to £5 8/, 2 andS-year-old steers £3 12/ to £4 5/, 20----monthe to two-year-old eteers £2 10/ to £3, 18-months do. £2 2/ to £2 6/; 20-montha •heifers £1 o/ to £2,.-forward and fat neifers £3 5/ to £3 15/, fat cows £3 13/ to £4 5/, store cows.-£2:to £2 15/, cows and cal-ea £2 10/ to £3, calves 18/ to £1 1/. Sheep: Pottr-tooth ewes 12/10, two-tooth <Jo--11/8, wethers 9/2 to 11/, full-mouth ewa 7/6 to 8/, full-mon«h.fat ewes 11/3, shorn lambs 6/4, small r-woolly lambs 5/1. KAURI-GUM -MAKkET: ; ' ;'■ •M^ • -■ Auckland Star. Office, . -Wednesday, March. 31st, 1909. The kaur] sum market shows little change worthy of note -this week. Trtces are un--aicerea. Export is fairly-heavj- this niontli. -The supplies-to taISSO tons.' _ ;,^. ,'■;*••■ -AL-STRAL-lAN MARKETS..' ■ .'••; (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright,) :.'... ... (Received 10.45 a;m.) •■■--»— .: - ,>.. .■ 1. , ...-, SYDNEY, this day: Wheat. 4/10: flour, £11; oats,: yrhite.2/4 to 2/5, Algerian 2/2 to 2/3; barley: Cape 2/3 to 2/11: maize, 4/3; bran, £i 10/; pollara, £3: potatoes: Tasmanians. £5; onions: Vie* toriau £5 10/, t0.£5.15// >sew. Zealand £5 10/; butter, 52/; bacon, Bd. MELiBODRXE, this day. Wheat. 479 to 4/10; flour, £11; oats: Algerian 1/T to '1/111, Tartarian 2/2; barley: Cape 2/5; maize, 4/4;. bran. Hid; pollard. l/0i; potatoes, £3 to £3 10/; onions, £5. ! ADELAIDE, this day. Wheat. 4/7 to 4/8; flour, £10 15/; brai, Uid; pollard, "1/2. ' ■■>. - LOXDOK.: ~ J | , '■• ■' i ■■ -—jr? Ml (Received 11.5 a.m.) " i ' ' - '■'■ -■ -■ ''' ,'.. 7. -\ - ... .. .. . LONDON, March 30. " \ Copper.—Spot.. £57 2/6; three- months, £ST. 17/6; electrolytic. £58.- - Tin.—Spot. £132; three months, £134 2/9. Lead. £13 12/6. - Silver 38*0. Shares.—2\ew Zealand shares are unchaufce&. ' "" ' '•"„ ■ *~**~~^—^- j .

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COMMERCIAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 77, 31 March 1909

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