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The Farmstead.

the exchange. Messrs McKay Brothers report of actual sales on Saturday lastPoultry—2lo entered. Hens 9d to Is Id, roosters Is 7d, ducks Is pigs—Suckers to 12s, weancrs, z’ough, to 13s. • Potatoes —5s to 6s per cwt. Onions—6s to 7s per cwt. Oats—lls per bag. Wheat—lls per bag. . 0 . , Fruit —Bananas 12s 6d, pines 8s 6c pears 13s 6d, plums 3d to Id local 3s- to 5s per box, peaches 2 5 d to 1-d, apricots Id, tomatoes 3d to Id, JNelson 3s to 5s per box. THE RIALTO. Messrs Wm. Todd and Co. report the following sales on Saturday last : Poultry—Hens lOd to Is 6d, roosters (small) 6d to Is, ducks Is 9d to 2s Id, turkey gobbler 13s. Pigs —Suckers 11s 3d to 15s, weavers 16s 3d to 18s 6d, stores 19s 3d to £1 2s. Potatoes —£5 to £6. Onions—7s 6d per cwt. Oats—Bs 6d to 11& per bag. Barley—l2s per bag. Teviot Fruit —Peaches 2|d to 3d per lb, plums 2d to 3d, local apples 2s to 4s per case. INVERCARGILL HORSE MARKET Messrs J. A. Mitchell and Co. report that on Saturday last there were close om fifty horses forward. These were a very mixed lot, being mostly aged, with about half a dozen, .voting draughts. The attendance was small, and while competition was rather dull, especially for inferior animals, young sorts were in fairly good demand, but vendors’ reserves in some cases were prohibitive. Several of the better class were, however, disposed of at up to £43, .which price was obtained for a nice moving gelding, aged sorts- £25 downwards. A 7-year-old spring carter, under good competit-io'n, realised '£2B, another aged to £lO. Hacks and light harness horses—One hice 3-year-old filly (by Black wind), broken to ride, brought £l7 ; other horses fairly suitable for rabbiting, etc., brought £ls, £l2 10s, £ll, £9 10s, !£B, £7 10s, and £5.

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The Farmstead., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907

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The Farmstead. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907