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MESSES. ALFiRDD BUCK-LAND AND SONS' REPORT. Horses: At the Ilaymarket on Thursday ictive young heavy spring-cart and lorry lorscs sold at from £31 to £40: lighter lorts, £17 to £20: bugirv horses and good I lacks, £12 to £20: light harness and ordl- i lary riding class. £4 to £lti: gig ponies. £2 j .0, to £8 15;-, pony, trap and harness, £li. j We held our monthly sales at Wellsford md Ka.'para Flats on Monday and Tueslay. and had full yards at both places. SVlth few exceptions all the stock changed | lauds at prices in favonr of vendors. Ou Saturday, at Mount Roskill. we held i i clearance side, on account of Mr. E. BarUenv. There was a large attendance and -ompetirion throughout was good. I-'resli--.iheil eon-s made from £7 10, to £lo 2/<i those milking some time £4 to £6i: "pringers. £7 to £10 ID.; aged cows. £2 l.'C to £3 ITS; springing heifers. £0 2 6 :o £6 10,; backward do.. £2 12,0 to £3 !0/: calves. 0' ;„ £1 '.i : farm horse-.. £U 0 £17 10/; ponies. £4 10, to £S: waggons. £10 and £20; carts. £4 10/ to £8: gigs. £S 5/ to £10 10 ; harness. £1 12*0 tn £3. The Walttku Yards were moderately tilled irith stock on Saturday. I>airy cows irought from £3 176 to £."> 1" : empty •ows and heifers. £2 2 to £3; far cows md heifers. £3 10/ to £0 7/6: small fat steers. £0 17 (i: IR-month to two-year-old steer«. £2 10/ to £3 7,T>: yearlings to 15 months. £2 to £2 8/; good steer calves, to £1 13. : mixed sexes. £1 1' to £1 7/; smaller. 12 to 17 : small pigs, 6/6; slips, 16/fi. n.H. gun. £.-,. At Kemuera dairy cows of good quality iroiight from £ii pi to £S 17<fl; others, to £0 lv ; backward springers. £2 l't/ to £4 10. The r.-w stores penned sold al late rates. Young and far calves ranged in price from 1 to 36 :00 sold. Less than die average number of fat cattle came forward, and they s,.ld irregularly. ox beef sold from IS/ to 21 per 1001b and cow to 10 . Steers ranged in price from £0 to £0 10/: cows. £S Hi ro £7 10 : 2R6 sold. There was a very fair yarding of mutton. Extra good wethers brought from 16 '6 to 1ST); two small pens. 20 and 20 3: good wethers. 14.6 to Hi : medium. 12 6 to 13 6. Heavy ewes. 12 6 to 14': others. lo- to 11,. The few lambs penned -brought from 10/ to 14.' mv.i pens of extra heavy 16' and i Hi 6i: store. 6 ro s 9; 1603 sheep and 254 lam'is were sold. Hides: We quote—Ox. 43d to fid (no heavy earaloeuedi; cow. 01 to ogd: calf. 4ld ! ro Oil: kip. 4id lo 4 : 1; damaged hides, 3d to 4*d. Horsehair. 1 4J to 1 oj. Tallow. 24/6. Skins: Good. 3/6 to o'6: medium. 2 S to 3 "2: small. 1 6 to 2.2: damaged. 3d to 1 -J: lambs' and pe::s, salted 27> to 3.'4, dry and damaged. 2d to 2 7. 1 FRT'IT AND VIU ►W'l'E MARKETS. The local fruit and produce markets have been fairly arrive during the p.-;s: week, and a large amount of general business has j l.een done. At the auction sales potatoes. ! local and Wnikato-growu. were in heavy supply and nearly all were quitted at lower maud being small. Vegetable- la mosr lines | were almost unsalable, Poultry was penned j in large quantities, and dairy produce was j lu_short supply, while fruit was Jus! 'he: reverse I'ri'-es stnerallv were sat'.sfac-l Tory. nlrh->ugh <,ir.ic llnfs Iro-r.ped very lowon account of the factories closing down for ! the Easter holidays. Following were the ! ruling i ices at the auction salts ou Thurs- j ' Field Produce. - Potatoes: Southern. p-im". £4 ro £4 0 ton: local. £3 lot" I c.-! 1.".. Onions; Southern aud local. £0 Piirv rrodr.-e.-Butter: Farmers'. In prints, prime. '..,i to lod lb: farm-i-*- balk. prime, .s.i ;., Sid: Inferior, 6,1 ;.. 7,!: milled, in bulk, for export, !l"d. Eggs: Fresh, 1.-S to 1 li dozen: piokM. 1 3. Fruit.—Apples: 10.-al. •-,, loured, extra superior. (V to :» rase: nie.lliun. 3' to 4 : cooklug. 2 6 to 4 "3. drapes: Local, indoor. lid t.. vi.a ib. I'ears: liessert. 4 to ii V,: eookins. 3 6 to 0 . Plums: Knglish varieties. 2 6 1. ix. Tomatoes: uutdoor, 1 ' :■' 4 b.-x. Oranges: Island. 4 t.> 0' case. Lemons: Local, prime, < ' ;,, i, - case; meiliuni. 0 to 7': local. and cars.-. 4 . Cape g-Misebcrri-s. 'M to 4.1 1., g-i'.n-.s: 2 ro 3- case, lass; ,„ fn.lt. 1:> to :: Ik.x. Melons: Water. :: : ■ - dozen: ;-.■ k. 2 :.. 3 . Walnuts: Lo.-.il. :;.l -.. r.,1 lb. lVaunts, 2i 1 lb. Bananas, 2•: ro 4 bnin-li: :■ packed, Ijd to 2d 1'". Cities. 7 3 to s'l "poultry. liens. I' ro IP cadi: t .il,te roosters. e X tra :: r.. 4 . fair 2• . 2 s. small ,-l:i,-ks. 4'l -'■• 6!: ::!:■:. 'i s.' go -,>rs (1 to 13 , hens, 3, t" 6 . LONDON i"ABLE. (By Cable.—l'ress Association.—CopyrlgUt.i LONDON. April 0. Butter unit The :,,i- : ,. r market is dull, with a slightly h.rrer demand. Choicest colon.:; ami other sorts are Ho-le.-rod. Prices are r. iminallr um-hauged. Cheese is ri.-m. wi::i pries iin-hang.-d. Sugar. - German. !'■ 4: rirst marks, 12 3. Wool.-The Bradford wool marker is firm. F..r:|,s sell a- 12Jd: forty-sixes. 14.!: common s.xrics. 2."d: super.. 20.1: si.-av-foiirs. 27.1. R-al.bi: Slt.ins.-At the rabbit skins says lldtl bundles wer- ..IT.■-• ■■!. There was a and Toon sold. New Zealands were from id tn 1,1 dearer. Hank Rare. .Rank rate 2'i per cent: short loan bills 1 per ,■>:;:: :hr-e moerhs bills. \i per cent; Carls. \i per '■:::: I'.er'in. 2 per .ent. Cimsils and Colonial Stock*.—Consols. £'.0 lo ; New /"aland 4 p-r ecu's. £t'..-, FROZEN '.MEAT. Messrs. Daigety and C... .T.-.1.. Auckland, have received rhe following cable from their London office, ntider .Ire 7:h lust.: —-Frozen mear: Improved d«ru in.l at unchanged prices, except N.Z. frozen beef I iiiil quarters, which is id per |h. higher. Heavy stocks of frozen mutton ami lamb should prevent considerable advance fur some time to come.

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COMMERCIAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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