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MtESS ASSOCIATION. CHRISTCHURCH, February' 6.‘ At Addington lire stock market today there was an exceptionally heavy yarding of all classes of sheep and fat cattle and fair entries of other stock. Store sheep showed a considerable drop in price, especially lambs. Prime. freezing lambs were firm, competition being rendered more keen by the presence of Mr! McCullough, John Cooke and Co.’s buyer, from Melbourne, who was boro last year.' Fat sheep sold well, ewes being rather firmer. Except dor very prime sorts prices of fat cattle were easier in consequento of a very heavy yarding. Pigs of all classes sold well. Store and dairy cattle were dull of sale. ( Store sheep.—The shortage of feed (caused heavy entry of store sheep, tbo bulk being lambs _ and wethers, and there was a considerable decline in prices all round, backward lambs selling at very low rates. The principal sales were —331 aged ewes 7s 2d,, 80 at 7s 9d, 61 at Bs, 70 boilers 2s 6d; 445 two and four-tootn wethers 12s sd, 283,12 s 2d, 330 two-tooths- 10s Od, 90.7 s 4d; 179 wethers and owes, 9s sd; , 181 lambs 8s 6d to 9s, 30 8s Cd to 8s lOd, 92 7s sd, 216 6s 3d, 311 6s Id, 93 Ss 3d, 110 3s 3d to os 3d, 463 3s 8d to 3s 9d. Fat lambs.—There wore 9226 fat lambs penned, the largest entry of the season. A fair proportion was of prime quality, hut many lots were only in store condition and were bought by graziers. There was good (jompotition right through the sale and price? for jirime freezers wore firmer, while unfinished lots, which were _ mostly bought by graziers, were easier in sympathy with the decline in. the store market. Prime freezeis made 15s to 18s, a few extra lots to 18s 6d, medium 13s to 14s 6d, backward 7s 9d to 12e 6d. Fat sheep—There was also a very large yarding of fat sheep, mostly ewes, with a few good lines of wethers. There; was no change in the price of wethers, but all good ewes fit... , for freezing wore rather firmer. The range of prices was: —Prime wethers 17s 6d to 20s 9d, others 34s 2d to 17s, prime ewes 14s Cd to 17s 3d, medium 12s.ta 14s, aged 8s to 11s 6d; merino wethers 8s 3d to 9s 9d. Fat cattle—There was a record yard; ing of fat cattle, 362 head being penned, which was 24 more than at the double; market before Christmas, There were a number of lines of prime steers, but the bulk of the yarding Was light and unfinished. All classes sold well. Medium quality, showing some improvement, brought £4 12s 6d to £lO 17s 6d, heifers £4 12s 6d to £7, cows £4 to £6, equal to 21s 6d to 23s 6d, and l?a to 20s for medium per iooib. Veal calves made 3s to 15s for small and up to 35s for well finished sorts. Store and dairy cattle—There was a large entry of all classes of store cattle, including two or three lines of two and three year old steers. There was a very poor demand, and most of the lots that changed hands wore bought for potting. ; Calves. made 12a 6d, yearlings 20s to 255, a lino of 23 two "and a half year heifers from the South 35s 6d, forward heifers £3 tc £3 10s dry cows 20s to £3 6s. There was a .full entry of dairy cowv of a poor class, and they met with a dull sale at £3 to £6 los according to quality. Pigs—There was a fair entry of all classes of pigs, and there was a good all round demand at late rates. Baconers made 45s to 545, equal to 4id per lb; porkers 30s to 425, equal to 4id to 5d per lb; large stores 24s to 345, medium 18s to 235; * suckers, weaners 8s to 14s. (Special to. the “N.Z. Times.”) MASTBBTQX, February 6. Abraham and Williams, Ltd., report as follows on their Mastorton stock sale held yesterdayWe submitted a full yarding in both sheep and catJo Bidding at auction for sheen wm ip regular, the best sorts in all classes meeting with a ready sale. A pm line of ewes from Mr -Tolm Strang top, ped the market so far this season, mak toe 15s 2d. Good sound breeding ewe. were well compeled for, as were a!* .1 0 I S of Found, healthy lambs. V ethers. ofVbieb there was a fair yarning, wen I bard to quit. Wc succeeded in clear 5,|„ the whole of the cafa’ogue in sheep with tbo exception of -one line o> wethers and a ’ small hit of lambs. Cattle wore dull in die■ xtreroe, an( it was a difficult matter xo, h et a bir of any sort for most of the lots submitted. A good yarding of pigs met with a ready sale.

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New Zealand Times, New Zealand Times, Volume XXIX, Issue 6128, 7 February 1907

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STOCK SALES New Zealand Times, Volume XXIX, Issue 6128, 7 February 1907