BURNSIDE STOCK SALES
Although iliac- will be no pales at Burnside- next week, the yordings forward to> day were rather small, and the sale went on under ordinary circvunstancis, the only difference being that there was a certain amount of briskness in the disposal of Christmas Jambs, which sold well under iieen competition at an advance of something like 2s per head oh late rates. Sheen,— 2,204. Owing to the fact that there will he i-o sale next week, it was t-xnectcd that there would be im extra big yarding forward, but as a matter of fact the actual number forward was not in excess of an ordinary week’s sale. As a consequence, prices were up, and although the quality of the sheep forward was only oralnary f good , prices were ob-j tained, wethers being up Is to Is 6d and ewes slightly more. Quotations; Best wethers, 24a' to 265; extra, to 28s; beet ewes, 20s to 23s 6d; extra, to 24s 6d. Lambs. —1,073. A snail yarding for a sale preceding Christmas, notwithstanding the fact that there is a keen demand for lambs. A’ few butchers had purchased outside, and tßis to some extent presented the market being abnormally dear. Prices all over, compared with last week, were up about 2s, and some buyers, not being inclined to operate at what they considered to-day’* high prices, weie endeavoring to fill their requirements ihOfoo country. Quotations: Best lambs, IBs 6d to 20s; extra, to 235; others, 13s 6d to 16s fid. . , . . Fat Cattle.—lßs- It vrm expected that there would bo a good demand, as the carding was not much, in excess of an 1 ordinary week’s supply and exporters aiu still in the market. Price* would probably average about 40s per 1001b for'primo ox beef.
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BURNSIDE STOCK SALES, Evening Star, Issue 15682, 22 December 1914