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Farmstead.

THE EXCHANGE. Messi’s McKay Brothers report of actual sales on Saturday last — Poultry—Small entry ; hens 9d to Is, cockerels 9d to 2s, ducks Is 6d to Is Bd, geese 2s 6d to 2s 9d. Pigs—Suckers, very small, 5s to 6s, good 11s to 14s. General Produce—Potatoes £5, onions 6a to 7s, wheat 14s 7d to 15s ; oats 11s. Fruit—Bananas 10s to 12s 6d, pines 8s 6d to 9s 6d, pears 6s to 11s 6d, apples (dessert) 8s to 10s (cooking) Is 6d to 3s 6d, plums 2'id. to 4d, apricots 4d, peaches 4d, tomatoes 4d to 2-ld, lemons 18s, melons Id per lb, marrows Id per lb, grapes 9d to Is. Properties.—During the wedk we sold to Mrs R. Ladbrook, of Bluff, sec. 37, block 1, Winton Hundred, containing 90 acres at a satisfactory figure.

THE RIALTO. INVERCARGILL HORSE MARKET Messrs J. A. Mitchell and Co. report that on Saturday last they had an entry of over 40 horses, including a team of six good, solid draughts, just out of work, the property of Mr iWm Eunson. The attendance was not large, and competition was rather slow, but by auction and privately they placed a fair proportion of the yarding at fair rates. On account Mr Eunson we sold two geldings at £45 for a nice stamp 5 year old, and £35 for an older but very fresh horse. On account of other vendors we ' sold draughts at £34, £32, £27, and aiged sorts at £23 to £B. Hacks and light harness horses.— One upstanding 5-year-old gelding brought £2l 10s, other useful sorts £ls to £l2, weedy and old £9 to £4. Messrs Wm. Todd and Co. report the following sales on Saturday last : Poultry—Very large entry ; hens Is to 2s Id, roosters (small) 7d to lid, larger Is id to Is Bd, ducks Is 7d to 2s, geese 2s lOd to 3s 9d. Pigs—Suckers 13s 3d to 15s, .weaners 10s 6d, stores 19s 6d to 235. General Produce—Potatoes, unsaleable, no outlet at present, onions 7s to 8s per cwt, wheat 11s to 14s per bag, oats 8s 6d to 11s per bag, linseed meal, 18s per cwt. Fruit—Local apples 2s to 3s per case. Toviot fruit : peaches 2Jd to 3d pears 2id to 3d per tb.

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Farmstead., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 23 March 1907

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Farmstead. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 23 March 1907

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