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Renewed appeal for cattle stolen from Merriwa

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There’s a renewed appeal for information on cattle allegedly stolen from Merriwa including a $20,000 reward from the owners.

Hunter Valley Police District Rural Crime Investigators appealed for the public’s help in October last year when 45 black baldy cows and their calves and 1 apricot Limousin bull were stolen from a property on the Golden Highway - the estimated loss is worth $130,000.

The family don’t want them back if someone has unknowingly purchased them, but they want to try to help track down who was responsible in a bid to put a stop to stock theft in the area.

The cows are branded with RJA and have pink management tags with J+A Maben in the left ear, their ear mark is a slit out of the top of both ears. NLIS tagged with PIC NF380841.

The theft occurred sometime between 15 September and 2 October 2020.

If you have any information please contact the Rural Crime Investigators at Muswellbrook Police Station on 02 65426999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Image credit: Rural Crime Prevention Team - NSW Police Force