SCAB IN SHEEP
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Wellington, April 11. The sheep inspectors, who have.been ia conference here, report to the Minister of Lands that it ia undesirable to report or deoUre m any way that the colony is free from eoab tmtil two years from the date of tha laßt oleaa oortifioate of the destruction of the last infeoted sheep. They do go for the following reasons :-~1. The difficulty of eradicating eoab or of proving its eradication, owing to the ragged ana inircd^ible naturo of the country, for pntil suoh time shall have lapsed it ie impißuolo to en such ii free from mf i cion 2 . That the ookny ha* already I eoi de?lnr-.1 o 1 -m Jroca the fact that ft | clean cort fioUe hid been i-teael for the last infeoted block, while at tho same time it waa weH-kuowa that suspicious sheep still remained on a large area of inaocesaib'e- country, and it is submitted that the delay of two years ia necessary, bo that the next declaration of freedom of the colony from scab may be received with confidence. The Conference li still sitting.
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