Massey Ferguson tractor and McHale bale splitter stolen in Cavan

A Massey Ferguson 185 tractor and a McHale bale splitter were stolen from a farm in Co. Cavan overnight on Friday (January 15).

The machinery was taken from a farm in the Bailieboro area of the county.

Taking to social media to publicise the theft, the owners urged people to share the post to make the machinery “too hot to handle” for the person or persons involved in the theft.

Facebook user Linda Wedlock noted that the theft occurred in the Knockbride/Canningstown area of Bailieboro on Friday night/Saturday morning.

As can be seen in the pictures, the tractor’s bonnet is cut where it meets the window, giving it a distinctive look.

Furthermore, the splitter has “distinctive welding” on the bottom of it due to repair work. It did not have the yellow guard fitted at the time it was stolen.

The owners are appealing for anyone with information to make contact, or to go to the Gardaí.

Sheep stolen in Cavan

This is the second incident of rural crime to hit Co. Cavan this week. 17 sheep were stolen from two farms in the county over two days this week.

Gardaí confirmed that officers in Belturbet are investigating the theft of the sheep, which occurred on two separate farms in the vicinity of the village of Redhills, close to the border with Northern Ireland.

The incidents occurred between midday on Wednesday (January 13) and 9:00am on Thursday (January 14).

An investigation continues, and Gardaí are asking anyone with information, or who might be in a position to assist in the investigation, to contact Belturbet Garda Station.