GRAIN AND PRODUCE
Donald Reid and Co., Ltd., report We held onr weekly auction sale of grain and produce at our stores to-day, when values ruled ns under
Oats.—Millers are not keen buyers, but there is some demand for export. Prime Cartons are the most suitable kinds for these orders, and fair sales have been made at late quotations. Medium qualities are not so, readily dealt with, and are being taken chiefly by local consumers and by shippers to supply coastal orders. We quote ; Prime milling, 2s 6d to 2s 7d ; good to best feed, 2s 4d to 2s 6d ; inferior to medium, 2s to 2s 3d per bushel (sacks extra).
Wheat.—The quantity on offer is extremely small. Millers are ready buyers of prime lines, and nearly all wheat on offer has now been cleared at satisfactory prices—so much so that the market is now almost entirely bare of stocks, and buyers of fowl wheat, who have been filling their orders lately with milling wheat, now have a difficulty in supplying their requirements.. Wo quote: Prime milling, 5s 3d to Ss 6d ; best whole fowl wheat, 5s to 5.-.-3d per bushel (sacks extra).
Potatoes. Consignments have now slackened off considerably, and as local stocks have had a good clearance the demand for good table sorts has improved to some extent. We quote : Best freshlypicked lots, £5 to £3 10s; medium, £2 to £2 15s per ton (sacks included). Chaff.—The market is moderately supplied, and all prime oaten sheaf coming forward meets with ready sale on arrival. Med him quality is not in favor, and is more difficult to deal with. Choice black oaten sheaf is saleable at £4 5s to £4 10s; best white oat, £4 to £4 ss; medium to good, £3 10s to. £3 16s; light and discolored, £3 to £3 7s 6d per ton (hags extra).
Messrs Balgely and Co.. Ltd., report as follows:—We held our weekly auction sale of grain and produce at our stores to-day, when value.; ruled as under: Oats.—The market remains unaltered. The quantity offering is not large, and thbre is a good demand for any samples of good bright milling oats coming under offer. Feed lines arc also meeting with a good demand for local consumption. We quote : Prime milling, 2s 6d to 2s 7rl; good to best feed, 2s 4d to 2s 6d; medium, 2s 2d to 2s 5d per bushel (sacks extra).
Wheat.—Very little milling wheat is coming under ‘offer, aml transactions are on a very small scale. Any samples offering are meeting with a roadv .-ale at quotation Fowl wheat is ir. very short supply, and meets a ready sale on arrival. We quote: Milling wheat, 5s 5d to 5s 6d ; best whole fowl wheat, 5s to 5s 5d ; medium, 4s 6d to 4s 10d per bushel (sacks extra).
Potatoes.—Consignments of late have been lighter, and there is a scarcity at present of prime freshly-picked tubers, with (ho result that the market allows n firming tendency, but out-of-conditioned and medium-quality lines are not in request. Me quote: Choice freshly-picked lots, _£3 to £3 10s : good tables, ‘ £2 10s to £5; out-of-conditioned lines from 50,per ton (sacks in).
Chaff.—Consignments of laic. have, hcr-n lighter, and any lines ot‘ prime, bright, heavy chaff arc meeting with a good dpi mand at. quotation;:. We quote : Choioblack oaten sheaf, £4 5s to £4 10s; best white oaten sheaf, £4 to £4 5s ; medinm to good, £3 7< 6d to £5 15; per ton .'-arks extra).
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GRAIN AND PRODUCE, Evening Star, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914