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The Farmstead.

THE EXCHANGE. Messrs McKay Brothers report of actual sales on Saturday last — Cows —2 Entered ; sold at £3 10s and £3 15s. Poultry—Small entry ; cockerels 7d to lOd, hens Is 2d to Is 4d, geese 2s 9d to 3s 3d. Pigs—Small entry ; small suckers 8s 6d to Us 6d. Potatoes —£5 to £6. Onions —6s to 7s. Wheat—l4s. Oats—lls. Fruit—Pears 3s Gd to 12s 6d, pines 8s 7d, oranges 8s to 15s, lemons £l, tomatoes lid to 3d, plums 2d to 4d, peaches 2d to 4d, cucumbers 2s to 3s 6d per dozen. THE RIALTO. Messrs Wm. Todd and Co. report the following sales on Saturday last : Poultry—Large entry ; Hens lOd to Is 6d each, roosters Is 3d to Is 6d, young fowls Gd to lOd, ducks Is 6d to 2s 6d, turkey gobblers 9s 3d, turkey hens (small) 2s 5d to 4s 6d, Partridge Wyandottes 2s 9d to 3s each, trio Wyandottes 15s. Pigs—Suckers Os 3d to- 15s 2d, larger £l. Cow —£5 2s 6d. Oats—6s Gd to 11s per bag. Onions —7s to 8s per cwt. INVERCARGILL HORSE MARKET Messrs J. A. Mitchell and Co. report that on Saturday last they had an entry of over 40 horses. The majority were light sorts, the balance toeing aged, but in many cases useful draughts. There was a fair demand for strong, light horses, suitable for rabbiters, etc., and a good number of this class changed hands at satisfactory prices. There waa also good inquiry for active young draughts, and after the best of the entry had been picked up, several buyers had to go away without being supplied. They would recommend those having animals- of this description for disposal to bring them forward as> the demand is likely to continue for young horses They sold aged draughts at £3O to £2O, stale sorts at £ls to £5, spring carters £lB, £l7, £8 15s, and £6 ss. Hackfe and light harness horses— The following are sales effected : £2O, £ls (2), £l3, £8 15s. £B, £7, £6, and £3.

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The Farmstead., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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The Farmstead. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907