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Ardee farmer has €18,000 worth of cattle stolen

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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

A reward is being offered for information after a local farmer discovered 14 of his cattle had been stolen from his yard on Saturday evening.

14 limousin cattle, worth between €1,200 and €1,300 each, were found to be missing from the yard at Ravanny. They are believed to have been taken between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday.

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According to the Irish Farmers Journal, Tom Kirk received a phone call from a neighbour shortly after 7pm to inform him that cattle were missing. Upon arriving at the yard, Kirk found the cattle had been stolen from several pens in the shed.

The stolen cattle were 18-month-old Limosins, with Charolais. Speaking to neighbours in the area, the farmer discovered a lorry had driven by houses en route to the yard at around 6pm. It had it’s lights off.

“This yard is two miles out the main road. They came down here and passed houses. I didn’t think somebody would take a chance,” he told the Irish Farmers Journal. €1,000 is being offered for information leading to their recovery.

Anyone who thinks they may have information can contact Ardee Garda Station on 041 685 3222.

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