Six inlamb ewes stolen

GARDAÍ are appealing for information following the theft of six inlamb Polly ewes. The lambs were stolen from the Glebe area, Downings, between Wednesday, January 10 at 4pm and Thursday, January 11 at 10.30am. The ewes have a green tag on the shoulder and an orange keel mark. A garda spokesperson said: “If anybody has […]

Farmer urges vigilance after latest sheep theft

GARDAÍ investigating the theft of a number of sheep in separate incidents in the county have said they are satisfied they are not connected. In the latest theft, seven ewes and 14 lambs were stolen from land at Knockybrin just outside Letterkenny, sometime between Sunday, April 9 and early on Saturday, April 15. It’s the second time […]

Up to 1,000 lambs slaughtered and flocks isolated

UP to one thousand animals have been voluntarily euthanised by farmers in Donegal in recent weeks due to an outbreak of a disease called sarcocystosis, the Donegal News has learned. Last month, vets condemned more than 400 sheep carcasses at a number of meat plants around the country following an outbreak of the disease which […]