The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
The next subject considered was that of sheep stealing.
On this subject the sub-committee reported:—"The desirability of steps being taken by this Conference to suggest some remedy to prevent the losses by sheep stealing, is a question considered by many to be of importance, but we regret to say that our sub-committee have not been able to offer any solution of the difficulty. We have, however, a lengthy report on this subject, that was sent to the Canterbury A. and P. Association by Mr Foster, late Inspector of Stock, which can now be read if the Conference so desire."
The report of Mr Foster was read as follows :—