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Livestock stolen just weeks before they were due to calve

Cattle. Please note these are not the cows that were stolen.

Cattle. Please note these are not the cows that were stolen.

Fifteen cattle have been stolen from a farm in Co Armagh just six weeks before they are about to give birth.

The suckling cattle are thought to have been taken from the farm yard on the Clay Road in Keady sometime between the afternoon of Thursday and the morning of Friday last week.

A police spokeswoman said it is likely that some form of transport would have been needed to move the cattle.

Police are appealing to anyone who noticed any activity around the farm yard or has any information in relation to the theft or whereabouts of the cows to contact them in Armagh on 0845 600 8000.

In September it was revealed that up to 9,000 cattle have been reported missing or stolen across Northern Ireland over the last three years.

The figures from the Department of Agriculture showed 8,891 cattle have been reported as missing or stolen since 2010, UUP Agriculture committee member Robin Swann said.

 

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