THE mysterious dumping of 56 sheep at the Wagga Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre three months ago has highlighted the need for surveillance and security measures at saleyards.
Investigating officer Detective Senior Constable Ned Doubleday said the case highlighted the need for as much surveillance and security measures at saleyards as possible.
Investigations have been ongoing and have failed to locate the owner of the sheep and police suspect the dumping of the sheep is suspicious. The sheep were transported to the saleyards in Webb Street, Bomen, by unknown means and do not have any tags/identifiers.
Rural crime investigators from the New South Wales Police Force’s rural crime prevention team at Wagga Wagga are appealing for information in relation to the sheep that were left unattended at the Wagga Wagga saleyards in October 2023, to clarify whether they are someone’s stolen sheep before they are impounded and sold.
Police have urged anyone missing a similar number of sheep and who are able to describe them or have any information regarding them to contact Detective Senior Constable Ned Doubleday a Wagga Wagga Police Station on 0429 596 435. Detective Senior Constable Ned Doubleday said the sheep are not diseased and were in good condition.
Anyone who has have information that may assist the rural crime prevention team to return these sheep to their rightful owner and wishes to remain anonymous can also call 1800 333 000.