Owner makes appeal after rare ram is stolen from field
THE owner of a rare Horned Dorset ram which was stolen from its paddock has appealed for help in finding it.
The three-year-old pedigree ram was taken from a field on the Drumnasoo Road, Portadown, between Monday, November 21 and Saturday, November 26.
Its owner said it is one of only a handful in Ireland and the only one in the area. “It is very distinctive looking and would be hard to hide,” he said.
The animal has tight white curls and a woolly head. Its horns curl round on the side of his head, and were trimmed into a square end, in preparation for showing.
There was also a number tattooed inside its ear.
Said its owner, “The ram was in a secluded paddock with electric fencing. Whoever took him knew how to handle him and what they were doing. There were five ewes in the field but they weren’t touched, which makes me think that he was taken away in a car or small van so as not to draw attention to the thieves.
“I would say he has been taken for breeding. The Horned Dorsets produce very good quality meat which is highly sought after at the moment. I am just hoping somebody will have seen him and we can get him back.”
Anyone who has information should contact police on 0845 600 8000.
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