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Commercial.

Messrs A., and J. M'Fahlane, Dunedin, report for the week ending 23rd March, ISBI, as follows : — Flour— l/ 10 to LlO 10s per ton. | < >atmeal -L9to L 9 10s per ton. !' Barley— Ll7 per ton. Potatoes— L2 10.s to L 2 15s per ton. Oats—New, Is 2d to Is 3d ; old, ls 4d to ls 7d per bushel. Onions— ss 6d per cwt. Butter -Fresh 81 to 9d per lb. ; salt 6d to 7d per lb. Bacon- B.sd per lh. Hams-10.-Ul per lb. Cbepse— New, 4d to 5d per 11. ; old 5d to 6d per lb. Eggs — ls 6d per d ->zen. The market continues well Fupnlied with all classes of produce, and prices rule low.

Messrs Maclean and Co. report for the week ending 23rd March, 18S1, as follows :-- Fat Cattle.— The very moderate supply of 05 head were yarded for to-day's market, all of wliich were light weights and medium quality. In consequence of the small number forward, prices showed a considerable advance on last week's rate*. We sold on account of Messrs P. and J. Ayson, 7 head bullocks at L 5 5s to L 6: on account of Mr J. Wilson, 4 head at from L 5 17s 6d to LC> 17s (id, and quote prime beef at fully 22« fid per lOOlbs. Privately we have sold 50 at satisfactory prices. Fnt JShoep.— l6s4 were penned for to-day's market, of which 1404 were cross-bred ewes and wethers. The quality was good to prime, the balauce being 250 inferior merinos. The former realised from 8s 9d to 12., the hitter 3s to 6s 9d. We sold a. small draft ou account of Mr A. Doualas fit up to 12s and also on account of same vendor, 50 merinos at quotations. We quote prime mutton 2d per lb. Fat La.r*ihs.— For today's market 493 were penned, several pons of which were of good quality. We sold on account of Mr (}. Anderson, 38 cross-breds at 9s 6d ; and on account of Mr A. Douglas, 34 do. at 6s 3d. Fat Pig3.~- 98 penned and sold at from l*s to 525. Store Cattle.— We have several large lines of 3 and 4-year-old bullocks for sale, but for the week have no transactions to report. Store Sheep.— We would call attention io our sale of cross-bred and merino ewes and wethers, lambs,. &c. at our Balclutha yards today, Fri. day, the 25th inst. We have sold 1000 fullmouthed merino ewes of superior quality at fis Wool. -The following cablegram is to hand, dated London, 19th March, 1881 :- At the wool sales to-day 4000 bales were catalogued. Prices generally ruled 10 to 15 per cent higher." Sheepskins,— We held our usual sale on Monday last, when there was the usual attendance of the trade, and brisk competition was maintained throughout tlie sale. We offered a catalogue of of over. 1000 skins, and sold them as follows :— For butchers' skins, from ls 9d to 5s id ; lambskins, from 2s 7d to 2s lid ; skins in bales, from sjjd to 6£d per lb. Hides.— The demand is unaltered, and all lots are freely being disposed of at last week's quotations. Tallow.— No sales for this week to report. Grain.— Wheat : Prime milling samples are inquired for. and up to 3s 9d is obtained for lots of this description. Oats are in demand for nhipment at, for prime milling, Is 7d, and for feed, ls 6d per bushel. Barley : 3s for prime malting samnlps is obtainable, but secondary lots are almost unsaleable. -

Messrs Donald Reid and Co. report :— Grain.— Wheat : New wheat, at last there is a brisker demand, but prices are unaltered. Our week's sales comprise 1116 bags. Oats : Bright samples of short sorts sire in good demand. bo;h locally and for shipment. We disposed of all forward at quotations Barley : No sales have taken place worthy of notice. "W« quote prime milling wheat, 3s 8d ; medium, 3s 5d to 3s 7d ; inferior and fowls' feed, 2s to 3s 2d. Oats: Milling, Is 7d ; feed, short and bright, ls 6d to Is 6£d; long Tartarians, ls sd. Barley: Nominal.

Wellington, Marcfi 23. Messrs Laery and CXmpbell report ■— Apples, 5s 6d to 7s ; pears, 8s 6d to 9s ; eggs brought as high as 2s 51 per doz. ; fowja and ducks, 3s 3d to 3s 6d ; fresh butter, 7d .; ibuttev in 71b tins. 7d per lb ; salt butter, 61 to 7d : honey iv 301 b tins, dd to 7d; cheese, 4-Jd.

Mr Donald Steonach (on behalf of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile-Agency Company, Limited), report :— ' Grain. — Wheat : Millers . are manifesting greater disposition to purchase, but prices cannot be quoted higher than in our last week's re- i port, say 3s fid to 3s 9d for best milling, at which ievferal parcels have changed hands. Th«* ar«< now a good' many samples of the new crop on .tht- ' market, gjying evidence of bavins .been favour- j * ably harvested. Oats are 'firm at laWprices, *thfe \ 1..:■.

*■■ - ..:■. 1.1 „ „•; „ , • n „ . .-n — inquiry for feed oats for shipment having con-, inutd through the week. We quote ls '3d. to la 6^ for feed, and Is 7d for millin-,'. Barley: Several parcels of fair to go-id quality are offering, but except for really pi_.|,e—of which very little is forward - there is no demand. For prime malting, 3s to 3s 3d might be readily obtained. Messrs Wright Stephenson and Co., report :— Grain.—Wheat: We: haye to report a fair demand at quotations. The quality pf crop this "season appears upon the whole to ba excellent. We quote prime milling 3s 8d to 33 9d per bushel (txtra choice, 3s lOd); ordinary, 3s 61 to 3s 7d ; fowls' wheat, 2s 6d to 3s. Oats continue to be inquired for for shipment. We quote prim milling at Is 7d per bushel; good feed, ls 6d to ls 7d. Barley :No transactions.

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Commercial., Clutha Leader, Volume VII, Issue 389, 25 March 1881

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Commercial. Clutha Leader, Volume VII, Issue 389, 25 March 1881

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