SHEEPSKIN SALE. The Dunedin Woolbrokers’ Association (Messrs Dalgety and Co., A. Moritzbou and Co., National Mortgage and Agency Company, New Zealand Loan and .Mercantile Agency Company, Otago Farmers’ Co-operative Association, Donald Reid and Co., Sfronach, Morris, and Co., and Wright, Stephenson, and Co.) report as follows The fortnightly sheepskin
sales were held yesterday, when large catalogues were offered by all the selling brokers. There was a large attendance c? buyers both from Christchurch and from the south, and competition was very keen. Best- half-bred skins showed _ a further rise of id and cross-bred skins of from id to id, as compared with last sale. All medium and inferior skins also showed a rise of gd to Id per lb. Quotations : Prime half-bred , 9d to 94 d; good, B|d to B|d; medium, 7J)d to 8d ; best fine cross-bred, 9d to 9|d; best coarse crossbred, B|d to 9£d ; medium to good, 7gd to Bid; best hoggets, BJd to 9d; best halfbred (dead), 7J>d to 8d; best cross-bred (dead), 7d to 8d; best pelts, 5d to s|d; best merino, to o|d : medium to good, 7d to 71d; inferior and dead, 54d to 7d per lb. THE HOME MARKETS. The Bristol and Dominions’ Producers Association received the following cablegram to-day from Bristol:—“ Butter: Australian, making 126s to 130s cwt. Cheese, 755. The prospects for New Zealand this season are good. Hides are wanted, and are firm and advancing. Skins: Good prospect. Ship both to Bristol with confidence. Tallow quiet ( advise ship to Liverpool.” BRITISH DAIRY SHOW. Press Association —By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, October 19. Fourteen New Zealand and 137 Australian entries have been received for-the butter competitions at the dairy show. Many are not likely to arrive m time, though the committee will accept them till the latest moment. SYDNEY WOOL SALES. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, October 20. Much interest was evinced in the resumption of the wool sales to-day. Besides the buyers, there was a big attendance of the public, who greeted with ■cheers the brokers’ announcement that they would only accept bids on the express condition that the buyers were, not acting on behalf of principals in Germany or Austria. A number of German buyers watched the proceedings. French, Belgian, and Swiss buyers were also present, but did not operate. There were 5,541 bales offered, and the sales, including private transactions, totalled 10,513 bales. The demand was keen on Yorkshire account for the better classes of eross-breds and merinos. Some Japanese and American orders were also placed. Good crossbreds sold at 5 to 10 per cent, above the rates ruling at the opening sales of last season. Good cross-breds ('!) showed a drop of 5 per cent., mediums 10 per cent., and faulties 15 to 20 per cent.
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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914