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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

The Herd and Stud Book

The Herd and Stud Book

The following remarks on this subject were read :—

"Now that a trade has commenced in the exportation of stock to the United States, it has been found necessary to avoid a heavy import duty there, that all animals must be entered in an official Herd or Stud Book for New Zealand, thereby being admitted free of duty for breeding purposes. Although this subject has been allowed to remain on the business sheet, we are pleased to say that it requires no discussion, as the Government have now taken the matter in hand."

Mr Holmes said that the colony as a whole, and the breeders of stock in particular, owed a deep debt of gratitude to the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, and secondly to Mr Murphy, for the very complete Herd and Stud Books compiled. The Association deserved their heartiest thanks for their pluck and enter prise in starting the Herd and Stud Books, and it was impossible that they could get anyone more fitted for the work than Mr Murphy. (Hear.) He now moved—"That a hearty vote of thanks be accorded to the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, and specially to Mr Murphy, for their efforts in establishing and carrying on the Herd and Stud Books."

Mr McLaren seconded the motion, which was carried by acclamation.