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W * THE NORTH OF ENGLAND TRADE. »uu '* . f * Mr Charles Onyon, of Wellington, who }'$'■■■' l»a recently returned from vi.'iting South *'"- " Africa and England, and who is at present %,-. : \ interviewing in thediffer«nt _ J v centres in the colony in connection with the " ' fostering of tho trade in New Zealand pro- '(-" ducts to'tlw North of England districts, \ ■"■ ' gave a reprwentative of "The I'ress" pome ' : ■ information regarding the markets for New tj'r : Zealand produce in fciuutli Africa and hng-

M 1-ind. ~ _ ! , Whilst in Manchester Mr Onyon was I shown over the Corporation s-tores, which \-0 he found full of Russian rabbits, poultry, I' ' game, and butter, nnd similar proI' ' - ducts from the Argentine. It ».uggc*ted '..' ' itsolf to him that now that Kus«ia is m- :■ • volved in war with Jupaii. it «a* an npporVi iuiio time for New Zeal.-itid producers to r inak o a bid for tin* «rad*. It «««» i.rellv clear that. Siberian produce will : . ,ot luive an opportunity to he ™"?«] bvraU >o long Mh the war lasts, and that if „ monthly or MX-wekly htvichwere established hetwren New Zealand and M.jnChester. th..v would lw every chance for New Z.-iilan<l producers t« M-cure the »»um- ; . „«.,, hitherto done by Ru>™- H,* csvn--Ik,! condition Is that shipments >«« Zealand ,l,ould he regular. He ""''"J^ 1 ;m a noteworthy ftwt that very small Russian rabbits Mchfd ** «'»d l a* l .* 1„ Is M in .M.'nch'ster or !vlford. IMerrin- to the Manchester ship t: ■■ ,-anal. 1,- said that -no ~f the larg^t reamers that, had navigated ..- had a dead V weight, of 10.500 ton.-, wt. rcpst« 4752 ■'ton* grow, register 7291 tons, length 147 I- : S; ; 1 h«.m 55 f-M. Whi st, in Lonf -:. do. Mr On yon was an i»v.l«l guest »t ;-' : Z U..vch<;ter IMail M"it Association s V , - t «-1.i.-li much was said refunding : £.11*1 upon by tho Lord Mayor•, wl«. pre- ' • .iikdMn respond to tU- toast of >c« Zean 1 product", and pointed «««■ * '"<' "* the 5 '' No 1 of England llwr,' «i*tod I' .• do ,1 marb-t for Vpw Zealand produce ; Air Onvnn informed the t*vo of • - ' •'Tho IV-s " that in the provim-ml - town., ,' - . i„ he North of England there, is a good ! - ""■ rnn ket, for New Zealand lamb, mutton and ,:• refbuHern l .bhit f .,l W ultn-. tallow, offal,, ■nnd even timber. Regarding the last- ;; ' w i ionw i. h, .aid ho found, that the ' ■ • Canadian* were puriung their rude Ii timber, nnd were wiling extensively to ; ..['.-.' the railway companies. r's;.. Speaking of tin. South African market (tit- for frozen nwit, Mr Onyon mid that •i- previous to tho war they were wewtomed :.•'-;• ' t„ very lean stiwk, but since the mtroduc WJ tion of New Zealand meat they had begun ('■', to appreciate the difference.. One tiling m y is. however, absolutely nweswry, and tha* ify if instruction «s to liow frozen- meat should i,!,': Ix- thawed nnd cooked. He found people W'■■"'■>■ -In hotels aaid clubs complaining that the I'" ; ■ cooked. frozen meat nerved was put P . Ik fore them in a very tough rtate, Sfi 1 ' and in irwny eases it wai not. edible. pi::','''" Guest* frequently said to him, referring to P? ■"'■'; cooked frozen meat, "That stuff is not lit I l ' : . . ■ for v. dog to eat." Ho thought this could iv; ' iw obviated, nnd a valuable advertisement ■-. obtained for New Zealand meat if circulars, ';.;.. giving plain directions for tho thawing and ?>:'cooking of frozen meat, were printed and ;',•:.'' distributed by butchers who sell New Zcat, - ' land meat. Tn Pretoria, Johannesburg, and |$:'•/■; Dloemfontein he-ascertained that people ; wero asking for New Zealand mutton, lj. y - '- which was considered superior to that, from fe-'i v the Argentine. Mr Onyon said New Zoalajid poultry roH at 4» per bend. The :|'-. "'■■', trwlcs people, however, stated tlmt they ife-P were uriablo- to get regular supplies from $■$'. this, colony, nnd. he noticed that Canada ?■£'■, omj Russia were rushing poultry into Hie |fj, .•Bouth African market: Provided regular j|6. ' nhipments could'bo arranged, New Zeaij„s'.,••''• land couhl distribute thousands of cases in fi|v,'!i -fjouth. Africa. New Zealand butter was |';!p': ;'.'.. being enquired for more than New Zealand mutton; and he was informed that two fe:; ' large' arms in Victoria and. New South ifev. Wales had been purchasing Now Zealand Kii'';vr'.-'':•; butter irr bulk, repacking and branding it Jp?, l a« their own, and placing it on tlie South ;|t--. Africanjnarket. Speaking of the cheese jKv; ■ market,"iio raid that if New Zealand could j'A" manufacture the little round Dutch cheese, fliv'f • if, would not be long before she displaced MV the. Holland, article.. Merchant* in Prept,;';.',"■•■ l , ; torio and Jolionnesbutig are diaHatisned'! X :•: with the supplies from Holland, and the Ki'.'• '-k■■''■'■ Dutch residents of South Alrica are exKS_. ; yton*ive. consumers of cheese.' This matter brought under the noUce'of the man-sws.H-„gementof : ft North Island cheese factory, .but they cofiaidered that, it would not pay jVt'':' .tlienlto alter theirpresenumachinery..The |).'-}->;--'condkJoi» under which New Zealand Po,:'ftota have been . shipped to South *'■% ! Africa' f iiavo . been very unsatisfactory, ;.:,.«.nd' tliougb.-New Zealand oats are,' in i|yi3c;Uth! Africa-,, admitted to bo superior to «:'' Mom from Canada or the Argentine, they lijTtaye not; in the ptisfc been carefully graded. |i.orie«q[uentry the Canadian end Argentine feilupinent* liive orriv'ed in much better - Mr J. A. Bimpson, formerly f; ttf Ne# Zealand, whom ,-Mr Onyon met in ty Johannesburg, Informed' him thai tho chief fe'idni'wbiack-in connection with New Zealand oilts wits ~tlio fact thiit the- quality could *;--not he relied on. - As to iho certificate ac]i; cornrmnying : New Zealand shipment-s, it $£***. Without doubtthe luuwaty of tlie New Zealand Mr JSlmpsdn.snid that on arrival #;.o*ts wei* found to he of B.grade instead. f tf:iOf .Brgriide. Ho had inspected a >hip,.'iKweiii of 10,000 mdm at Durban which,;if £ ithey had bceu I> grade, would never have p-IHTrirtd,' in tho condition tliev did. Tho pfeßtcUce.iof' mixing rejects with good obU prove fatal to .New Zealand's tmde f]f;ln -fctoutlv'Afrfcft if persisted in. Buyers jt;;.jit South 'Africa.admitted.the superiority R gntdo of 'New Zealand oats, but • |„ complained- tluib they never got that trade, jj'i end consequently preferred to take Oaiiaflfi,C*lian,yt Argentine onts, both of which If to the II grade of New-Zea-' ;; 'but.':whifA!:Jrivatiably-'arriv-I tt ! fa sound condition. >

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MARKETS FOR NEW ZEALAND PRODUCE. Press, Volume LXI, Issue 11916, 10 June 1904

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