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Farmer fed up with cow thefts


Farmer fed up with cow thefts

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PRAEDIAL LARCENY is driving Stephen Williams crazy.

The farm owner has been battling theft of his animals for the past year, but has reached the end of his tether after the latest incident in which a bull, valued around $6 000, was stolen, then slaughtered near his Canfield Plantation in St Thomas.

“We have an ongoing problem with calf theft,” a frustrated Williams told the SATURDAY SUN. “It’s a large area, and they butcher the animals and steal them at night.”

Williams said it is proving difficult to provide security for the more than 300 head of cattle at Canefield.

Luckily, there is a spare bull on the farm which will now have increased duties. (RL)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.