THEFT

South Armagh woman offers reward for stolen cattle

15 pregnant cows and calves were stolen

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

South Armagh woman offers reward for stolen cattle

A stock image of cows

Nine pregnant cows and six calves have been stolen in South Armagh. The cattle were taken from New Line Road, which is just outside Silverbridge between Friday evening, and the early hours of Saturday morning, November 10.

Speaking to the website Armagh I, the owner of the cattle Claire Gregory and her husband believe the cattle were taken in a large trailer at night time. 

Ms. Gregory appealed to people in the South Armagh and North Louth area for information which could help locate the cattle. 

Speaking to the Armagh I website she said: “My husband checked and tended to the cattle on Friday evening at 4.30pm and went back to check them again on Saturday evening, again around 4.30pm. That’s when he noticed they were missing.”

"There is a holding pen next to the road and the fields are just located adjacent to this.

“The cattle missing comprised of nine pregnant Cows, quite well on in their pregnancies, and six of their calves, which are ready for weaning 6/7 months old off the cows.”

Claire continued: “It would have taken a cattle lorry or at least two large cattle trailers to remove these animals and the road may have been blocked for a short time.

“It was raining heavily all day Friday and throughout the night if this helps jog anyone’s memory.

“A significant reward is offered for information leading to the recovery of these animals.

“If you see animals on farmland that shouldn’t be there or have seen strange comings and goings to derelict farm sheds please get in touch.”

The cows are Charolais (a dun and white colouring), red limousine and Belgium blue breeds. 

Contact the PSNI on +44 845 600 8000 or or Peter Gregory directly on 00353 877513917.