€10,000 reward offered for information about stolen cattle
The IFA is offering a €10,00 reward for information leading to the arrest of people involved in the theft of cattle in Cork recently.
West Cork IFA Chairman Cornie Buckley has warned farmers to be vigilant following the theft of 13 cattle from a farm near Skibbereen.
He said livestock theft is a serious issue for farmers right across the country, causing not only financial loss but stress and trauma.
The West Cork Chairman advised farmers to check their sheds and stock and to be wary of any suspicious activity in their area or near their farms.
The IFA Chairman said livestock theft is a problem that can be tackled if enough information is provided. He urged anybody with information on the Skibbereen theft or any other incident to report it.
IFA has put up a reward of €10,000, to get significant information that will lead to the arrest and charge of individuals in connection with livestock theft.
Information can be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers confidential telephone service by calling 1800 25 00 25. Alternatively, information can be provided to your local Garda station.
Meanwhile, a farmer has appealed for information following the suspected theft of 74 sheep from his farm.