Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

One Cow Is Dead, Five Are Missing

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

One Cow Is Dead, Five Are Missing

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Emma Reid

emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

"IT'S the first time I have ever seen anything like it and I've been in the business for 45 years."

These are the words from South Kolan cattle grazier Garth Dingle.

Mr Dingle stumbled across the carcass of a "professionally slaughtered" cow on his property last month and now he wants answers to the whereabouts of five others that are missing.

In the open landscape and peacefulness of the 178ha cattle country it is hard to think there is room for crime but the seasoned grazier has been left scratching his head.

He said it was on April 18 when he smelt the remains before he his eyes landed upon it.

"I came up the top here and found one butchered," he said.

"It wasn't done by an animal - it was by someone who knew what they were doing.

"It was sliced up and butchered - I'd say they had done a few before."

The pelt of the cow was left behind to rot with the skeleton, head and internal organs - all the parts which humans do not consume. …

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