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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Mortality amongst Lambs

Mortality amongst Lambs

Mr Matthews moved—"That in the opinion of the Conference the Government Veterinary Surgeon should report on the best method of preventing the great mortality among young lambs which occurs during spring." He moved this resolution to find out whether the mortality which occurred in the Wairarapa during the early spring was general. It was a strange thing that the finest lambs of the flock were those seized. On opening the lambs large quantities of wool was found in the stomachs, but Mr McLean, the Governmant Veterinary surgeon, did not think that the wool had anything to do with it. He might say that he found that when in new pasture the mortality did not occur. His idea was that old and sour pasture was the cause.

After Messrs Overton and Grigg had spoken, the mover withdrew the motion.