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Detroit Live Stock Market

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
February
Year
1873
Copyright
Public Domain
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■'rom the Detroit Tree Press. Michigan Centual Yahds, Monday, Feb. 17. The receipts from the various points in the State show a decided inactivity in sliipping to liis market. Tho receipta for three weeks in -his raouth are as follows : Cnttlo. Hoirs. Shcep. ■Veck cnuing February 3 492 2,45U 1,052 H'eek eoding Kcbruury 10 500 1,184 2,880 (Vcok enuing 1'ebrui.iy H 511 1 Ttl 1,350 Total 1,563 6,423 7,232 CATTLE. There was no change in thc market, but few lots being offered. Tho prices of last week were quoted as a basis of operations and nearly all lots Süld uuder them. Butchers continue supplied, sorne having a surplus, which tho even oold weather permits them to retain. A suddeu thaw is hoped for by drovers, and then, they claim, butchers would be compelled to convert the beef on hand into corned beef. Unsold lots of last week were re-offered, but no improvement in prices realized. Most all the lots were shipptd Kist in the hope of striking a good market there. Prices rulo as follows : Cholee to extra. averajinR 1,200 to 1,500 lbe„ in };ood flesh and build $5 C@5 25 Cotnmon to choice, areraging 1,000 to 1,200 lts , in medium flüsh uud build... . 4 254 "5 Light cuttle zor teeders 2 503 25 HOGS. The same soarcity of nice store and heavy hogs prevailed throughout the week. But few lots were in tho yards and those of an inferior quality. The prices remain unchanged, though prime heavy hogs might command slightly advanced ratea : Lots nveragiiK 250i3i300 Ibs. suitable for paolcerj . .. t4io@4 2s Lots averaging 16Oi3i2OO Ibs. nice shape and goud ior Btore 4 25@4 35 8HEEP. Very few lots were offered, the disposition of buyers bcing to buy at the lowost figure. The salea made were some lots of a choice quality, bringing $5 25 ; one very poor lot, averaging 70 Ibs., at twcnty shillings a head. We quote : Lots avtragtag f to S Ibs, cholee grilden :tnil ín excellent oonrlit Ion $5 25@6 50 Lot nveragillR Sj to S.i Ibs, medium grade una ordti 1 !S 4 50

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