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Farmstead.

THE EXCHANGE. Messrs McKay Brothers report of actual sales on Saturday last— Poultry—22o penned ; hens Is to is 3d ; cockerels Is to Is 8d ; ducks Is id to 2s 7d ; geese, 3s 3d to 2s 6d ; turkey hens 3s 6d to 5s 6d. Pigs—47 entered. Small suckers9s &d to 12is ; good to 15s ; weanera to 21s 6d. General Produce —Potatoes £3 to r £4 ; onions 6s 6d to 8s ; wheat 15s; oats 9s 6d to 11s. Fruit. —Bananas 11s to 12s 6d ; pears 7s 6d to 12s 6d ; plums 2£d ; peaches 3d to 4d ; tomatoes 2£d to 3id ; apples, dessert, 7s to 9s, cooking 2s 6d to 4s ; grapes Is ; melons Id lb. THE RIALTO. Messrs Wm. Todd and Co. report the following sales on Saturday last : Poultry—Very fair entry, HenS lid to Is sd, Partridge Wyandottes 2s ;7d to 2s. 9d, roosters (small) 7d to lid, larger Is 2d to Is Bd, pullets 2s Id to 2s lid,, ducks Is 4d to Is m. Pigs—Suckers 10s to 15s 6d. One heifer £2, one cow £5. General Produce. —Potatoes £3 10s to £4 per ton ; prime Victorian onions 7s to 8s per cwt. ; wheat 14s to iss 6d per sack ; oats 8s 6d to lls' per sack ; mill seeds 2e 6d per bag ; local apples 3s to 4s per case. ■INVERCARGILL HORSE MARKET. Messrs J. A. Mitchell and Co. report that they held their regular sale in the Prince of Wales yards on Saturday, and had an entry of nearly 40 horses. In the hack and light harness class a few rather better than usual came forward,, and met good competition, while aged, weedy horses were almost unsaleable. For young draughts suitable for contracting, etc., the demand was better than has been the case for several weeks, and several sold at the following prices :—£42, £4O, £39, £36 ■los, £34 10s ; aged horses £25 downwards ; two spring carters changed hands at £32 and £29 respectively. Hacks and light harness horses—One powerful, good-moving harness horse brought £27 ; other sorts £ls, £l3 10s, £l2 ss, £8 10s, old and weedy not enquired for.

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Farmstead., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 3, 20 April 1907

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Farmstead. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 3, 20 April 1907

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