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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Mobile cattle crush stolen among items stolen from yard

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a mobile cattle crush among other items were stolen from a farmyard in Monaghan.

The incident occurred in the Knockatallon area between 12:30am and 7am on Sunday, May 16th, 2021.

Mobile cattle crush stolen 

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “The Gardaí in Monaghan are investigating a burglary from a locked shed in the Knockatallon area which occurred between the hours of 12.30am and 7am on Sunday the 16th May.”

“A mobile cattle crush (Wopa make) was taken similar to the one pictured. An electric fence charger, three-car batteries and a tractor battery were also taken.”

“Did you notice anything suspicious, or such an item been towed during the night? If you did, can assist please contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77240,” the spokesperson concluded.

200 plants worth €1,800 stolen from field

Gardaí in the midlands have launched an investigation after 200 laurel plants were stolen from a field.

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It is understood that the theft occurred in Gillstown, Athboy, Co. Meath between Thursday, May 6th and Wednesday, May 12th, 2021. According to Gardaí, the plants have an estimated value of approximately €1,800.

In a statement on Friday, May 14th, 2021, a spokesperson for Meath Crime Prevention said:

“Kells Garda are investigating the theft of approximately 200 laurel plants which were stolen from a field in Gillstown, Athboy, Co. Meath between the 06/05/2021 and the 12/05/2021. The hedging was planted at the time of the theft and would have taken a considerable time to remove.”

“The plants are unique owing to their size, 1.4 -1.5 metres in height and the fact that they are root balled. These plants were imported from Holland, and the combined value of them is approximately €1,800.”

“If anyone observed any vehicles or persons acting suspiciously in the area between the 06/05/2021 and the 12/05/2021, can they please make contact with Kells Garda Station on 046-9280820,” the spokesperson concluded.

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