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In Clutha, where the drought is very severe, the Free Press reports that there was a large attendance of farmers and others at the local sales on Friday, but the bulk of the people seemed to have come out of curiosity rather than with any intention of doing business. Some there were, these principally the fortunate Inchclutha or Stirling settlers, who were on the look-out for store sheep or cattle, and they got them cheaply enough; for there was something like a slump fn values for stock of this class, brought in by farmers from the ridges who were feeling, the pinch of the drought. Fine well-grown bullocks, only requiring a little good feed to "top off" were sold for £4 19s ; lambs went as low as 3s, 2tooth -wethers 6s lOd, and aged merino ewes reached a bedrock of Is 9d; but in the opinion of experts this latter line were not really worth more. Good sheep realised very fair prices. For example, a nice line of 2-toothi ewep made 12s, 4-tooth wethers 11s 4d, 2-tooth wethers 10s,, while fat ewes made 10s to 14s.

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BALCLUTHA MARKET., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 16 February 1907

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BALCLUTHA MARKET. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 16 February 1907

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