FG BUY&SELL        FARMERS WEATHER       ARABLE FARMING        DAIRY FARMER      FARMERS GUARDIAN        AGRIMONEY        OUR EVENTS        MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS        BLOGS        MORE FROM US

You are viewing 1 of your 2 free articles

You’ll need to join us by becoming a member to gain more access.
Already a Member?

Login Join us now

Police raid Irish border farms in livestock rustling crackdown

News

Police have carried out raids on a number of farms suspected of holding stolen livestock.

Twitter Facebook

Officers from The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Gardai discovered 35 cows and 15 sheep at a farm in south Armagh, while 250 sheep were discovered on a nearby farm across the border.

 

A PSNI spokesman said more than 20 officers were involved in the searches.

 

While the teams did not find any clear evidence the animals had been stolen, they did retrieve a number of ear tags which did not belong to the herd.

 

They also found breaches of animal welfare and cattle documentation and investigations are continuing.

 

Insp Leslie Badger told the BBC: "It disrupts this type of activity - this is a big footprint into this area today in relation to the viability and the traceability of our animals - which end up on our tables.”

Twitter Facebook
Rating (0 vote/s)
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

More News

Apprentice farm worker avoids jail after kicking cow in face and stamping on new-born calf

A teenager has been banned from keeping and working with livestock for two years after kicking and stamping on cow and calf.

Dog shot dead by farmer as police issue warning after sheep attack - two arrested

Police in Scotland are warning dog owners and people walking dogs in the countryside to keep their animals under control.

10 reasons farming is the best profession in the world...

WE asked farmers why they believe agriculture is the best profession in the world - and they didn’t let us down...

Half of farmers lose TB cross-compliance appeals

More than half of all farmers who lodged an appeal against imposed fines for overdue TB tests in Wales have been rejected.

Farmers beat record-breaking rains with help from Syngenta

A series of record-breaking rains and severe droughts over the past few years has left farmers in Hungary suffering with low yields due to increasingly poor soil quality.
FG Insight and FGInsight.com are trademarks of Briefing Media Ltd.
Farmers Guardian and FarmersGuardian.com are trademarks of Farmers Guardian Ltd, a subsidiary of Briefing Media Ltd.
All material published on FGInsight.com and FarmersGuardian.com is copyrighted © 2016 by Briefing Media Limited. All rights reserved.
RSS news feeds