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Herd of cattle stolen from Ross-on-Wye farm
4:45pm Tuesday 17th April 2012 in Ross-on-Wye
MORE than 30 bullocks have been stolen from a farm near Ross-on-Wye.
The Friesian cattle were taken from a barn at Pencraig, just off the A40, some time between 10.30pm last night and 6.50am this morning.
A number of gates were damaged to get into the barn that housed the 31 animals, 25 of which were nine-months-old while six were just four-months-old.
Police say the bullocks are likely to be heading for a pre-arranged sale.
“None of the animals were stolen with their individual passports and this would make it difficult for whoever has stolen the cattle to dispose of them legitimately via any reputable slaughterhouse,” said PC Andrea Morris from Ross-on-Wye police station.
"The youngest bullocks are too young even to be of any immediate monetary value as far as meat production is concerned.
“All of the animals have a yellow plastic tag in their right ear with their individual passport number and a metal one in their left ear bearing the same information.”
Anyone with information should call PC Morris on 0300 333 3000, quoting 23N 170412.