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THE EXCHANGE. Messrs McKay Bros, report of sales on Saturday last ; Cows —Two sold at £4 and £5. Poultry—l2o entered. Hens 2s to 2s 4d ; cockerels, young, lid, good to 2s 9d each, hens and chicks ss, ducks 2s 3d to 2s 6d, geese 4s. Pigs—33 entered. Small suckers up to 20s, good sized weanors 23s to 30s 6d. General Produce —Potatoes, strong demand for shipping purposes, and prices have taken a sharp rise, nominally £3 per ton ; onions, a sharp rise, 10s per cwt ; wheat 19s 6d, Oats 15s 6d ; carrots 3s. Fruit—Bananas 12s, pines 10s 6d to 11s 6d, lemons 10s 6d to 12s, oranges 7s to Bs, mandarins 8s to 9s 3d, apples 10s to 12. s 9d, rhubarb 3d to 2d, THE RIALTO. Messrs Win. Todd and Co. report the following sales on Saturday— Poultry—Splendid entry ; hens Is 6d to 2s 6d, brown leghorn hens 3s 4d, roosters Is 9d to 2s 6d, ducks, Is lid to 2s sd. Pigs—Pine entry. Suckers 16s 6cl to 275, weaners 29s to 335, stores 88s to 475, Berkshire sow £4 7s. Cattle—Heifer and calf 40s, one cow 82s 6d, calves Is tkl to 3s: 6d. General Produce—Potatoes £3 per ton ; prime Victorian onions lUs per cwt. ; wheat ,1.9 s sack ; oats 14s to 15s sack ; barley 15s sack, ■Fruit—Pines 10s case, Mildura oranges 9s case. INVERCARGILL HORSE MARKET Messrs J. A. Mitchell and Co. report The attendance at our weekly sale on Saturday was small compared with the previous week's, and our entry of 30 horses proved quite sufficient for the. demand. Only a little over the half of those forward changed hands, but for anything young and active there was very fair inquiry at £36 to £3O, useful £2B to £2O, old and stiff £lO to £3. One nice springcart filly, unbroken, rising three-years brought £25 10s. In hacks and light harness horses, useful animals were inquired for, but the majority of those entered could be called only very ordinary sorts, and met rather a dull sale. Several changed hands, but the prices were not high. A BIG HORSE SALE.

At the large horse sale 'held at Kapunda, South Australia, recently, 2500 horses were submit tod, all belonging to Mr S. Kidman. Among the horses were about 900 first-class draughts. There was a good attendance of buyers from all parts of the Commonwealth, India, and South Africa. During the first day 183 horses were sold, the average price being £l6, and the highest price £35 10s. Mr 31. McKenna, an Indian buyer, secured eleven for £228. The horses sold were mainly draughts and medium draughts from Peak Station and lighter stamps from Corrondotta Station. On the sixth day of Mr S. Kidman’s horse sale at Kapunda, South Australia, 320 were sold within 4£ hours, averaging I*l a minute, which is a record for one day. In Of those sold, 216

averaged 16 guineas, and the whole lot averaged £l4 7s 6d. Medium draughts brought to £37 10s, and shapely light stamps to £26 10s. * SONS OF ANAK.

The Hawkesbury District of New South Wales is noted for its race of lug - ., tall men. Mr H. W. Potts sends the ‘’'Leader" a photo of ten of his Hawkesbury College students, all up to 6ft. 2in, in height, and some of them are not yet done growing. The centre student of this group, G. O. Dorward, is 6ft. 4iin., and the students on either side of him are 6ft. Sin.

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Farmstead., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 27, 26 October 1907

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Farmstead. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 27, 26 October 1907

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