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PEUIT VCND rPRODTTCTi"MARKETS.; All the 'local Jruit and produce markets nave been fairly "busy during the past week. Potatoes ! been :in heavy supply; and found fa.lrly.qulok.sale, but there was bo improvement in prices. Onious were also, plentiful, Witibuti change ;in value, vegetablesigeneially were low .in .prices Butter, .-and seggs were scarce.- -The 1 /fruit markets were well .supplied, landiprices generally; :were satisfactory.: .Poultry .-.was; lii -fair., supply at- higher average " prices.-; .Following- -were tire -ruling-, inrices at the ■auction sales yesterdays— '.;■'-. ■•.....-': " ! (Field Produce.-a'atatoes: .'--, ,Southerh, prime, £4 to £4 57 ton; iloeal,, £3 .10/- to] £3 15/ (specially; cood :up to £4). /Onions:' jSquthern, ,5/6 cwt; local, 5/6 .to .6/. ': , :?Dalry" Proauce.—Butter: : farmers', irii prints, -prime 'Stl , to 10d : 'lb; .farmers" bulk,: •prime, Sd; inferior, Ed; millefl, in bulk for' export, 9id. Bggs: Fresh, 1/10 to l/10i' 'Bozeu; T>lcklea. 1/3. . ' : -Fruit.—rApples: itbcal, 'coloured, extra -superior, 5/ to»7 'ease; medium, 3/ to. 4/; cooking, 3/ to 5/. -:Eears: Dessert, 4/ to 10/; •cooking, -3/1O 5/6.- sPeaohes: • Coloured, poor. i 2/ to 3/ 4 <Grapes: .Hothouse, 6d to l/24.1b; outdoor, Id to «&&.-: Tomatoes: -Outdoor, 1/ to 4/ box. Oranges: Island, 4/ to 6/ case. Lemons. Local, .prime, 8/ -to 10/ case; local, rough ajid coarse, -3/ to'u/. Cape gooseberries, M.to4Jd. Quinces,3/ to 3/6 case. Passion-fruit, 1/ to "3/6 box. Trigs:,-1/6-to 2/6.' TValnuts: -Docal.M to-sd-Iti; Teariuts, 2jd to 2Jd lb. .Pines,;S/6 to 9/-erate 1/5 to 2/ each; table, roosters, small Od'to ,1/6, medium 2/ to 2/6, theayy 3/ toS4/; ducks, 1/9 to 2/6; turkeys, gobblers, 8/ to 12/6, hens 3/ to : 3s. - , -...-.. ~.■ .- . ~. ... ... . -Miscellaneous.—Young .piss, ,3/6 to 11/6 .each. ■• :,.. , v -..' —-•; • ■ ■; •■• ;. COUNTIiY SALE.;. ■; I '■"' . The Waikato Farmers' Co-operative Auc-' •tioneering Company report tthat at -Te Kulti on the 14th, Inst, they yarded 178S head of cattle and 1900 ebeep'. The cattle were,all in good condition, the' principal entries - being two and two and. ajialt year old; steers. For ■ forward-conditioned ljullocks; there was a good inqtilry, ana prices were a"bout-equal to.toose Allng in ■Best bullocks made from £5 10/ to £6 14/; '• others, £4 IT/ to -£5 r 7/; : choice three-yeari steers, £4 10/ to £4 15/;-gooa two.and-'ia-half year steers, £4 to' ;£4 "5/; two-year steers, 5/ to .£3 12/6; 18-montb. steers, £2 5/ to £2 12/6; 15-month steers, £1 39/ i to £3 2/6; fat iand forward cowe, £3 10/ to £4 15/; calves 20/ to .29/; store cows, , £1 1/ to £2 12/; IS-mon;h heifers, £1 7/6' ti)-.£l 15/;. choice two and" a-halt'to threei year heifers In catf, £3 t& -£3-02/; two-. tooth ewes In lamb, 14/8; cull ewes,3/9 to--8/; store lambs, 5/3 to 9/3; store wethers, 9/3 to,lo/3. ■ ,r • , -- - .<.-! "'' _'.'-,. .NOHTHEES ■■ S*OCK",;SA i DES. ■ ' ' V! (By Telegraph;— Own Correspondent.) TPHAKGAREI, this -flay. ' At theKamb cattle .-sale, "held on the'7th April, Messrs. 1 , , .nnd W. Wakelin reportr that their yards -were overcrowded "*ith. a wel-bred; class of. cattle of all descrip-, 'tlons: The eighty-,head , "of three and four-; year-oia steers were a good lot,,and all sold' 'but two -pens iunder -feood cpmpetitipn.-Sixty-flTe head ol beef -were yarded; and alii .sold but one pen: under the Trnmmer.' Dairy! cows were 3iot so niimerons as usuaL Those close to profit made "Up to £6 5/;- fat steers: made 20/ per lOOlbs, and cows ue/Jtier lOOlbs. £7 10/ was the highest price reach-; «Sd 'for steers. ,Pour-year-oJd steers', ?in forward condition, made £5 10/; low "'-condition ..£5 G/, 21-year-pld steers £3 10/ to £4j: yearlings £2, calves:from 5/ ,to 25/. , .. ; . At Kiramea. 00: head were - yarded, and. half ot them jsold at prices on. a Kiimo. .. Messrs. .Hunter and "Wilson report at Tangiteroria sale the yards were Tirell filled with cattle of a good class, -:lrat;'the- de-, Bind was. slack, owing to the ieavy rain Estopping■ buyers from attending.".' • ; At Hlkiiraiigl a 'good muster of cattle came forward; and mostly sold. Springing heifers realised £3 14/, store..cots. £118/. to £2 11/. 14 to 2-year-old -steers fl-W to £2 12/, calves lV to 23/ each.; , . :... At'-the- Whangarei' monthly sale about, 1000' head of cattle vrere yaraed. There was a good attendance, -of buyers, and Values were better than the, previous sale;, ,lew Jots tailing to change hands. Fat «ows; ! and hellers £3 5/ to -£4, do. eteers (ligJii. weights) £5 W to £« 1% T^^rl.™ , 15/ to £0 8/, steers suitable for workers £6 3/, 4-year steers £4 to £5 5/, 2 to 21-ywr tld '£2 Vβ to £3,12/, .1 to .l|-year-oia £1' 14/ to £■> 5/ store cows and heifers £lj»/. to £2 17/0, halves and yearlings ,1«/ to 30/. each. . . '■ , „■'...... ! '■■ ■ • FitOZSTX - MEAT. ' .■■ Messrs. Dalgety and Co., Ltd,, Anciland, ; hay« received the foilowins cable froui their London office, under date 15th .inst:; — ,; ' Frozen Ment.—Since .our aast wire frozen. beet and mutton are wejk, and taeidemand; is Btillvery limited. There is demand for lamb, jvbidh Is .auo- r -.tatlons. . ... . ...5 ; ' ; -' ;':'; '.' -■ ; lOsdon: > ;]' ,CaWe.^=Press' ". . <Bec«yed.'tllr4s.-p.ni.).- : - ---• -liONDON, April Iβ. : Bunk of England returns:—Eeserve, £27,-. 936,000; iproportlon of reserve to liabilities, 4S.JO; circulation, f2o,4os,6oo;';T)tß'bße aepdsIts, other deposits; £43,110,000; Government securities, £i5,958,'000. Other securities, £31,179.,000: . '. ! y: ': i Money -market: Threie months* bills, UJ;. snort: loans, 1. bant rate -Ji.' Consols and .Stock:. .Consols, 85 7-16; New South Wales Tours, 10S; three-halfs, 085; threes; 88V Victorian' -three-halfs, 98i.; South Australian three-ilmlfs, '90 J; New- Eealand fours, 100, the rest unchanged.: : .: ' Copper: Spot,: £57 ST/6..three months £68 2/6; electrolytic. £58 7/6. -■ ■-, ; Tin: Spot; fI3S W/0; ttaee months; £134 17/e.. . ' . -:■ -•• :* ■! ■ ' .-■ Lead: £13,2/. f : Iron: 44/8." ' • " : V- . " . ';' .. ' Sugar: German, 10/4; «rst marks, 12/3. Wool: The BratfforCl Syool market is firm and unchanged. , ' ;| - Butte>'.'Colonla lbutter Is flat; a few choicest lots of' "Australian selling at- 98/, New. Zealand, lpp/.to 101/; Secondaries are. negiectea; Danleh;; 106/ fo'IOS/. ','.'? '■' .Silver:; Bar silver ts; quoted iif ;23' 7 : 16 d per oz, standard.* ' i \ -Kauri Gum: At the. sales 211' cases were ottered, and 53 sold .at full; late prices.'•■

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COMMERCIAL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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