20-08-2014 04:18 AM | Uruguay

Cattle rustling an everyday issue in Uruguay, claim farmers

“This criminal activity discourages farmers” said Echeverria and mentioned several recent cases, usually close to towns, but which do not get much media coverage since they involve small numbers of livestock.

“In most cases ready for market steers are shot, slaughtered and the best cuts taken away while the rest of the carcass are left in the fields. With DNA and traceability it should be easy to check local butchers for the origin of the meat they are selling”, adds Echeverria who indicated something similar happens with sheep.
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