$60k worth of cat­tle stolen from prop­er­ties

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - CAS­SAN­DRA GLOVER cas­san­dra.glover@ru­ral­weekly.com.au

MISS­ING live­stock, val­ued at over $60,000, has been re­ported in the New Eng­land area of New South Wales.

The New Eng­land Ru­ral Crime Pre­ven­tion team said there have been a num­ber of live­stock thefts re­ported from Nul­la­manna, Wong­wibinda and Aber­foyle in the past week.

A prop­erty lo­cated on Em­mav­ille road in Nul­la­manna re­ported 17 miss­ing an­gus and black baldy heifers.

The heifers were de­scribed as milk tooth and be­tween 300kg and 350kg live weight.

They con­tained an ear mark of an “L” from the point of the off-side ear.

Eight here­ford cows are miss­ing from a mob of 60 at a prop­erty on Dyam­berin Road

❝are The sheep in full wool and were due for shear­ing in the up­com­ing weeks.

in Won­gibinda.

The cows were de­scribed as heavy in calf at the time they went miss­ing.

The miss­ing cat­tle are val­ued at over $9000.

An Aber­foyle prop­erty, lo­cated on Waverly Road, re­ported 14 an­gus cross short horn cat­tle miss­ing from a mob of 50.

The heifers were heavy in calf when they dis­ap­peared.

The stock loss is val­ued at over $15,000.

There were also 270 merino hoggets re­ported miss­ing from a prop­erty on Waverly Road in Aber­foyle.

The sheep are in full wool and were due for shear­ing in the up­com­ing weeks.

The miss­ing sheep are val­ued in ex­cess of $40,000.

All live­stock were fit­ted with NLIS tags.

A spokesper­son from the Ru­ral Crime team at In­verell said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was still on­go­ing, and it was too early to say if the in­ci­dents were con­nected.

Many live­stock thefts still go un­re­ported and the Ru­ral Crime team en­cour­age own­ers to re­port miss­ing live­stock.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors from the Ru­ral Crime Pre­ven­tion Team are keen to speak with any­one who may be able to as­sist with any in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to the miss­ing live­stock or any per­son who has been sighted act­ing sus­pi­ciously in the area.

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GONE: Seven­teen an­gus and black baldy cat­tle heifers have been re­ported miss­ing from a prop­erty in Nul­la­manna.

Four­teen an­gus cross short­horn heifers have been re­ported miss­ing from in Aber­foyle.

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