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CITY EGG SUPPLIES increasing production A denial of allegations made in some quarters that his department was cox-nering egg supplies was made by Mr. A. H. Honeyfield, Auckland manager of the Internal ? iv M on > in an interview cairi th J een suggested, he rh,f + a glu , t 1 of eggs la st week plies sudden release of supThe sudden increase was not due ™ i° rage ', ? t0 the increasing seaP rod uction," said Mr. Honeyneld. As evidence of- this he quoted t tl ? e Auc kland area showi the lowest point in supplies reached m May—33, 800 dozen—had risen last week to 63,000 dozen. In about six weeks' time peak production of about 130,000 dozen weeklv would be touched. From May t.'o mid-July this year's production exceeded that for the corresponding period last'year by some 40 per cent, despite difficulties due to feed shortage. ~ r - Honeyfield said a moment's thought would show that the last tning the department wanted was to pile up stocks on a market of increasing supplies and falling prices. -Liast week standard grade eggs were priced at 3/li„a dozen wholesale, and this week the normal seasonal reduction in price was made. Prices would be gradually reduced with the expansion of supplies until the lowest price, 1/8J- a dozen, was reached about the end of August. This was the most favourable time for preserving.

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CORNER DENIED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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CORNER DENIED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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