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The Farmstead.

THE EXCHANGE, Messrs McKay Brothers report of actual sales on Saturday last — Cows —2 entered : no sales. Poultry—72B penned. Hens 9d to Is 2d, roosters to Is lOd, chicks 4d to 7d, ducks 2s 3d to 2s 9d,- ducnlinge 7d to 2s Id, geese (237? 2s 3d to 3s 9d, turkey gobblers 12s to" 1.75, turkey hens 4s to 6s 6d. Pigs—3s penned. Suckers, small, 10s 6d to 12s 6d, good to 15s 6d, .weaners to 235. Potatoes — to 2d, green peas lid to 2d. Wheat —11s to 13s. Oats—9s to 10s. Fruit—Bananas (green) 14s, ripe 16s, apples 14s 6d to 17s, lemons 30s, oranges 18s, plums 8s 6d, apricots 10s 6d, cherries 12s Gd to 18s, gooseberries 2d to 3d, black currants 3d to 4d per ffl. THE RIALTO. Messrs Win. Todd and Co. report the following sales on Saturday last ; Poultry—Record entry. Hens to Is 7d, roosters 2s sd, chicks 6d to 9d, hens and chichs 3a 3d, hens and ducklings ss, ducks 2s 2d to 2© 9d, ducklings 7d, turkey gobblers 11© 6d to 12s 6d, turkey hen© 4©, (geese (120 penned) 3s 2d to 4s each. Pigs—Suckers 15© to 18a. Cows —£3 ss, £4, £6. Calves—Well-grown 17s each, smaller 7s. New potatoes (local) 18© per cwt. Onions —New season's, 8s to 9 s per cwt. Wheat—l3s per bag. Green Peas—2d per lb, INVERCARGILL HORSE MARKET Messrs J. A. Mitchell and Co. report that on Saturday last they had a good muster, over thirty horse© of all descriptions being forward. For horse© suitable for contract work there was inquiry, and we sold several useful sort© at the following pri-

ces, viz., £42, £39, 38 10s, £35 (2>), and £3O. Aged sorts, for which there was little demand, sold at £26 to £l6 10s. Hacks and light harness horses—A few useful sorts entered and the following sales -were effected—£l6, £ls 10s, £ls, £l3, £ll, £8 10s, £5 15s, and £5. PROPERTY SALES. Messrs Wright, Stephenson and Co. Ltd., report having sold on account of Mr Robert Russell, of Waikiwi, a block of freehold land containing 25 acres 2 roods 1 pole, being part secsion 47, block 14, Invercargill Hundred, at a price approximating £4O ger acre. Mr F. A. Price, pf Waikiwi, was the purcnaser. The same firm report having sold on account of Mr John Steele his freehold farm at Bpar Bush, containing 200 acres, being Section 51, Block 21, New River Hundred, at a satisfactory price, to Mr Albert Cole, of Spar Bush.

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The Farmstead., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 44, 29 December 1906

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The Farmstead. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 44, 29 December 1906

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