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Book - Livestock Buyers Book, Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, 30 Dec 1980 - 17 Jun 1981 Document Reg. No: HT 28103

Summary:
Printed notebook dated 30 Dec 1980 - 17 Jun 1981, 100 pages. Used by Mr Alan Langley to notate livestock buys for Charles David P/L - abattoirs/meat operator in NSW. Stock purchased at the Newmarket Saleyards would be sent live via rail to Gosford NSW.

Each page printed with 6 columns under the headings:
Yard No: indicates yard where stock was purchased
Stock No: number of head purchased
Stock Description: type of stock purchased eg. St = steers; Ylg = yearling; Ox = ox; Blk = bullock
Price: paid per kilo liveweight
Weight/Skin: where the markings were placed on the purchased animals eg: S=shoulder; L=loin; T=tail; NM=no mark; also indicates docket numbers that were stapled to side of pen
Agent: Agents that sold the stock eg. Est = Australian Estates; Logan = TShaw Logan; G & N = Gippsland & Northern; FR = Fisken Read; DAL = Dalgety

Markets represented in book: Leongatha, Maitland, Gloucester, Singleton, Waratah, Scone, Wagga, Newmarket, Grafton, Homebush; and has consistent entry dates over a 6 month period every couple of days.

The notebook highlights markets that were utilised by the buyer within the specified period of time and has further implications regarding the travelling requirements of a livestock buyer.
Description:
Pocket sized notebook, perforated along top, printed in columns, red binding, cardboard cover with handwritting on front and back, calculations on back cover, front cover series of names in red and blue ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Alan Langley - Charles David Pty Ltd, 2011
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 180 mm (Height), 150 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: working life, commerce, rural industry, rural life, markets, work, livestock sale yards
Themes this item is part of: Newmarket Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: business records
Inscriptions: Top of each page printed: 'CHARLES DAVID PTY. LTD.'
Organisation Named: Charles David Pty Ltd, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, 30 Dec 1980 - 17 Jun 1981
User: Mr Alan Langley - Charles David Pty Ltd, Lake Cathie, New South Wales, Australia, 30 Dec 1980 - 17 Jun 1981
Place Named: Newmarket Saleyards, 30 Dec 1980 - 17 Jun 1981

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