Officials have confirmed an investigation is underway after the discovery of a large number of dead calves at a Co Limerick farm.
The Department for Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) spokesman said: “An alleged incident has been reported in Limerick; The matter is the subject of an ongoing investigation and no further comment will be made at this time.”
The discovery was made in the south of the county and it’s not yet clear how many of the animals were found dead, with reports ranging from 100 to 400 animals dead at the farm. The discovery came after a neighbor complained of an odor, it was reported.
The animals, which were mostly dairy bull calves that are of little value in the beef industry, are believed to have died as a result of various problems including malnutrition and disease.
Meanwhile, the ISPCA said: “The ISPCA was made aware of a situation allegedly involving a large number of dead calves on August 29 and has determined that the matter is being handled by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and the DAFM has offered its support when needed”.
https://www.independent.ie/news/officials-confirm-inquiry-after-large-number-of-dead-calves-found-on-limerick-farm-41963265.html Officials confirm the investigation after a large number of dead calves were found at Limerick farm