Thieves steal over 50 sheep from remote Argyll farm

57 black faced wether sheep were stolen from a remote farm in Argyll, police said
57 black faced wether sheep were stolen from a remote farm in Argyll, police said

Livestock rustlers have stolen dozens of sheep from a farm in Argyll, with the theft thought to have taken place between October 2019 and early 2020.

Police Scotland are investigating the incident, which took place at Goat Field Farm, Furnace.

Fifty-seven black faced wether sheep with a red paint mark on lower back of neck were stolen from the remote farm.

A Police Scotland statement read: "Did you witness or see anything untoward or note any suspicious vehicles near to the incident location?



"If you have any information contact 101 and quote incident ref 1720 11/04/2020. #RuralCrime".

It comes a few days after similar incidents in Cornwall and North Wales, where 23 cattle and 120 sheep were stolen respectively.



Elsewhere, an Ayrshire farmer made an urgent appeal to the public after a lamb was shot and killed by a group of men with an air rifle on Sunday 3 May.

The problem is widely recognised by government and the police, and insurers have reported that it’s the third most costly crime for the farming industry.