IFA Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the incident in Co Wicklow of lambs slaughtered in a field was not an isolated one.
“The theft of sheep and lambs is a problem that needs to be sorted out. Farmers who have invested in their flocks cannot afford the losses incurred as a result of thefts,” he said.
Sean Dennehy encouraged farmers, who discover that sheep have gone missing, to make a full report to the Gardai, in order to assist them with their enquiries.
“We want to provide as much information as we can to facilitate the investigation undertaken by the Gardai,” he said.