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The "Little" Account for Farm Produce in New South Wales.

'■ — ♦ Under the above heading the Sydney. Mailoi Jan. 12 gives the following detailed items of the trade in agricultural produce carried on during 1888 between New South Wales and the neighbouring Colonies, including New Zealand. The items of chief interest to our farmers are oats, barley, potatoes and chaff. Owing to the fatal drought of the past six months, the yield of the above-mentioned articles is very deficient throughout all the Australian Colonies. In the case of oats and barley, the yield for 1887-8 in New South Wales was 394,762 bushels of the former and 84,533! of the latter. In Victoria the yield for that season must have been at least twice as great. This year the return in New South Wales will be practically nil. In Victoria, the Argus of Jan. 11 Bays : — ." Our crop of feed grains will, in like manner, be very short of last season's return, necessitating the importation from New Zealand of considerable quantities of oats and barley. The prices of both cereals are higher than they have been for several seasons." The crop of potatoes has suffered all over Australia from the same cause, and instead

Comparing the imports with, the exports, we find that we are indebted to Victoria for 4625 bales of hay, 501,119 bags of chaff, 184,666 bags of flour, ,12,192 bags of bran, 3745 bags of pollard, 842 bags of oate, 779 baga of barley, 59,754 bags of wheat, 246,245 bags of potatoes, 57,343 bags of onions, 1363 kegs of butter, 1436 cheeses and 305 cases of cheese, 312 packages of honey, 549 bags of peas, 663 eases of - eggs, 376 bundles of straw ; whilst Victoria is indebted to us for 132,934. packages .of sugar, and 1728 bags of maize. From Queensland we received 16,587 bales of wool, 7956 casks of tallow, 84,283 hides, .418 bags of horns, 1317 bags of bones, 250,143 packages of sugar; whilst we sent 4832 baleß of hay, 39,915 bags of chaff, 130,798 bags of flour, 30,359 bags of bran, 1177 bags of pollaid, 58.088 bags of maize, 15,910 bag of oats, 1905 bags of barley, 619 bags of wheat, 52,640 bags of potatoes, 4799 bags of onions, 6845, kegs of butter, 2481 cases of cheese, 268 packages 'of bacon, 44S bags of peaa. / From J^Tew Zealand w-e received 119 bales wool, 289 1 casks of tallow, LSkbags of bones, 803 bales oi:hav,2l,l9S bags of chaff, 31,723 ; bags of flour, 79,661. bags of bran, 18,756

of Victoria being able to export246,ooo bagß to Sydney, the probability is she will have to import for her own consumption. The same arguments apply to hay, straw, and chaff, all of which will be scarce and in strong demand during the approaching season. Farmers in this Colony, by the aid of these figures, will be able to estimate, in some degree, the extent of the demand which will arise for their products, and the prices they may expect to realise :— , In submitting the statistics of intercolonial trade in farm produce during the last twelve months, we would remind our readers that we are not oblivious of the fact that in an agricultural sense it was a bad and disheartening year. Comparing the imports with the exports, we find the balance to be, as usual, on the wrong side of the ledger. We are indebted to. our neighbours for thousands of tons of produce, which could be very well and very profitably produced from our own soil. A glance at the table herewith will show how heavy iB the bill for such items as hay, chaff, flour, bran,' pollard, oats, barley, wheat, potatoes, onions, and straw. These are all bulky products which, instead of being brought hundreds of miles by steamers to pur port from New Zealand, South Australia, Tasmania, and other Colonies, might be very well landed from the fields of the interior by rail at the Darling Harbour dep6t.

bags of pollard, 2067 bagß of maize, 273,242 bags of oats, 956 bagß of barley, 96,514 bags of wheat, 125,279 bags of potatoes, 2104 bags of onions, 17,707 kegs of butter, 3830 cases of cheese, 980 cases of bacon, 11 packages of honey> 319 packages of lard, 3899 bags of peas, and 98 cases of .eggs ; whilst we sent 1024 hides and 41,333 packages of sugar. In our transactions with South Australia we are indebted to that Colony for : 86 bales of hay, 275,861 bags of chaff, 261,113 bags of flour, 171,217 bagß of bran, 576 hags of pollard, 3586 bags of barley, 139,920 bags of wheat, 1228 kegs of butter, 3886 cases of eggs. Against which we sent.: 1901 hides, 556 bags of maize, 1463 bags of oats, 12 bags of onions, 24 cases of cheese, 24 packages of bacon, 27 bags of peas, 9210 packages of sugar. In our trade with Tasmania we sent over : 671 hides, 40 bags of maize, 63 kegs of butter, and 16,452 packages of sugar. But against this small account there are the items: 7,6 bags of horns, 5840 bales of hay, 16,662 bags of chaff, "50 bags of pollard, 77,620 bags of potatoes', 1151 bagfl^ ■of jgeasj flnd.4Q,l£7 bales of straw.^, [";; i. ;

, IMPOBTB. - ~ " Sew ____ — South Queens- Vie- Kew South Total. Wales. land. toria. Zealand. Australia Woo i „. ... biles 39,446 16,587 ... 119 ... 56.152 Tallow . ... casks 3,476 7,956 ... 289 15 11.736 HMeiT "! '." -. No « ■ 50 « 971 8 *. 283 - 151 - 135 - 405 Horns . ... •» tags 95 2 418 ... ... ... 1.446 Bones ... ... ta»ja 1.309 1.317 ... 18 ... 2,644 Hay . ... tales 51,114 ... 4.625 802 86 62,467 Chaff ... ... tags ... ... 501,119 21,196 275,861 814.838 Flour . ... tags ••• ■•• 184.666 31,723 261.J13 477,502 Bran "! ... tags ... ... 12,192 79.661 171,217 263,070 Pollard ... ... ... ba^s ••' •» 3 . 745 18 « 756 576 23.127 Maize ... ... tag B 549,551 2.5C4 1,408 2,079 ... 555,542 Oats ... ... tags ... ... 8.380 273,242 ... 281,622 Barley ... ... tags ... ... 779 956 3,586 5,321 Wheat ! ... ... tags ... ... 59,754 98,514 139.920 296,188 Potatoes Z ... .« tags 44,223 ... 216,245 125.279 ... 493,367 Onions Z tags 145 ... 67,343 2,104 ... 59.592 Butter ... ... fcega 23 « 335 •» 1 » 360 17 « 707 1 « 228 43 > 630 BUtMr c No. 131.404 ... 1|436 ... ... 132,810 Cheese ( caaes 173 ... 305 3,830 ... 4,308 f bags 3,713 Bacon \ case 292 ... ... B£o ... 1,272 Honey pacfeagoa 893 ... 312 11 ... 716 iaVd . packages 160 ... ... 319 ... 479 Peas . ... bags ... ... 549 3,899 ... 5,599 Bess ! case 15,292 ... 663 91 3.855 19.931 Poultry ... coops 4,648 ... ... ... ... 4,648 Straw ... ... ... tundles ... ... 376 ... ;.. 40,543 6335Z jgggsg t m m 255,640 ) mats 25,362 30.165 ... .. ... 55,5i7 Sugar ... .... j pockets 800 3,249 ... ... ... 4,049 C paokagea , 1.59* 24.471 .^. 26.065 included in the general totals were the following imports from Tasmania :— 76 bags horns, 5810 bales hay, 16,662 bags chaff, 50 bags pollard, 77,620 bags potatoes, 1151 bags peas, 40,167 bales straw. EXPOBTS. Queens- Vie- Wew' youth Tae- — — ~"~ land. toria. Zealand. Australia mania. Total. •nrr-nt bales ... 26,102 ... ... ... 26.102 Hides . No. V" 25 » 022 l t 9ol 671 28.769 hlv baleß 4,832 ... ... ... ... 4,832 Chaff" "I ... ." tags 30,915 ... ... ... ... 30,915 Plo^r ". tags 130.798 ... ... ... ... 130,798 Bran '" ... tags 30,359 ... 30,359 Pollard . ... ... tags 1.177 ... 1,177 mVsm tags 60,593 . 3,136 12 556 40 64,336 oj£f c ' '" bags 15,910 7,538 ... 1,46 i ... 24,911 Barley '" ... ... tags 1.905 ... ... ... ... 1,905 mS& . taia 619 ... 619 Pjtatoea bags 52,640 ... ... ... ... 52,e40 Oniouf I" : taw 4799 12 ... 4.8H Butter ... Z fc egß 6,845 ... ... ... 63 6.908 Cheele ... ... o^ea 2,481 24 ... 2,505 Bacon ... packages 268 «. ... ' 24 ... 292 Peas bags 446 ... ... 27 ... 473 xlglt packagflß 132,934 41,333 9,210 16.152 199.699

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The "Little" Account for Farm Produce in New South Wales., Star, Issue 6466, 8 February 1889

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