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Farmstead.

the exchange. Messrs McKay Bros.’ report of actual sales on Saturday last Poultry —240 penned ; hens 7d to Is 7d, roosters to Is sd, ducks Is 6d to*ls Bcl, geese 2s 6d to 3s, turkey gobblers 8s 6d, turkey hens 4s. Pigs—4l entered. Keen demand. Suckers 11s to 15s 9d, weaners 16s 6d to 18s. General produce —Potatoes, prime, £3 to £4 per ton, diseased Is 6d to 4s per bag ; onions, price hardening, 7s to 8s ; wheat 16s ; oats, seconds 6s ; crushed linseed 11s per cwt ; turnips Is 3d per bag. Muttonbirds —4d to 41 d. Fruit. —Bananas 7s to 10s, oranges 6s to 7s, dessert apples 7s to 9s, cooking apples 2s to ss, cooking pears 2d per lb, dessert pears 6s to 9s, lemons 21s, pines 13s 6d. THE RIALTO. Messrs ffm. Todd and Co. report [the following sales on Saturday last, : Poultry-—Splendid entry. Hens Is 2d to 2s, pullets 2s 4d to 3s 2d, small roosters lid, large Is 2d to 3s 3d, ducks Is 8d to 2s. geese 2s 3d to 2s 6d. Pigs-—Heavy entry-. Small suckers 9s 9d to 10s 3d. larger sorts 12s 9d to 14s fid, good sorts 15s to 19s. one baconer £2 Is. Potatoes—3s to 3s 6d per cwt, onions. prime Victorian 7s to 8s cwt. wheat 13s bag. oats 12s bag. INVERCARGILL HORSE MARKET. Messrs J. A. Mitchell and Co. report that they held their weekly sale in the Prince of Wales Yards 0 n Saturday last, and had an entry- oi over 40 horses. The attendance was very large, the principal attraction being Mr Thos. .1. Hughes’ contracting teams, which were offered in splendixl fettle. Having the reputasion of being, workers, buyers had no hesitation in bidding up in a spirited manner, and with two or throe exceptions the whole lot of 16 horses changed hands at prices considerably in advance of those ruling lately-, viz. :—Geldings, 4-vear-old £53, 5-year-old £SO, 4-year-old £34 10s. 6-year-olcl £44, 2 7-year-olds £4l and £4O respectively- : Mares ; 5-year-old £53, 5-year-old £sl, 4-year-old £47, 4-year-old £45, 5-year-old £4l. They- also sold draughts on account of other vendors at up to £3B. Hacks and harness horses £ls to £l2 10s, weedy and old to £4.

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Farmstead., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 8 June 1907

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Farmstead. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 8 June 1907

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