Stock missing from Guyra property

02nd Oct 2019

The New England Rural Crime Prevention Team at Inverell are currently investigating 120 missing 2-5 Merino ewes heavy in lamb from the property Rhyanna on Naylor’s Road at Guyra.
The missing sheep were part of a mob of 1600 and the loss has taken place between the 23rd of August 2019 and the 11 of September 2019.
The missing sheep are described as Merino ewes 2-5 years old, heavy in lamb, freshly shorn with 2-5 weeks wool on them at the time they went missing.
The stock are all station bred with two different ear marks the older sheep will have an ear mark of a ‘W’ out of the top of the offside side ear. The younger sheep (2-3 years old) will have a block out of the top of the point of the offside ear and a block out of the bottom middle of the offside ear. They are fitted with NLIS tags with the PIC Number NC021165 in the near side ear. The sheep are due to start lambing on the 10/01/2019.
This is the third lot of sheep the victim has had go missing in the last three years. On each occasion it has been around the same time with the sheep going missing just after being shorn.
Investigators from the Rural Crime Prevention Team at Inverell are keen to speak with any person who may be able to assist with any information in relation to the missing sheep or any person who has been sighted acting suspiciously in or around the property, Naylor’s Road, Waverly Road or Wards Mistake Road at Guyra.
Investigators encourage all persons to report stock theft promptly even small numbers of stock.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Rural Crime Prevention Team - Inverell 67220530/31 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.