Stray cattle cleared off Monaghan road

A number of stray cattle were cleared off a road in Co. Monaghan yesterday evening (July 30), according to AA Roadwatch.

The cattle appeared on the N2 road between Ardee in Co. Louth and Carrickmacross in Co. Monaghan prior to 6:30pm.

Motorists were warned that the livestock were loose on a section of road close to the Clonturk turn off, a tweet on AA Roadwatch’s official Twitter page added.

It took close to an hour for the cattle to be safely removed from the road.

Herding cattle with a drone

Earlier this month, AgriLand revealed how a man in the west of Ireland managed to herd some stray cattle off his land without ever setting foot in the field with the animals, thanks to the use of a drone.

Brian, who lives in Co. Leitrim, told AgriLand about how six cows and one bull had broken onto his land recently from a neighbouring field.

Once he saw the cattle roaming around the 6ac field at the back of his home, Brian tried to get in contact with the farmer – but to no avail.

The cattle then wandered up towards the house, where they began leaning in over the 3ft wire fence trying to eat grass in his garden.

Due to medical reasons he didn’t think it was wise that he should go out running after the cattle, especially with a bull among the group.

Coming up with a simple solution to the problem, Brian employed the use of his drone to help herd the cattle back to where they came from.

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