John Turner – Scab in Sheep 1877

Scab in Sheep

1st December 1877

John Turner, farmer was charged with having a flock of sheep affected with scab on his premises and neglecting to report the same to the authorities.

P.c Allen said that on the 13th inst., he was passing through defendant’s farm and noticed a flock of sheep apparently affected with scab;

Got defendant to bring the flock together, witness then found 15 sheep affected in a flock consisting of 41.

Defendant said he was unacquainted with the nature of scab; and further he had always left the care of the sheep to his son who attended them night and morning;

Fined 20s.


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