Gardai in Meath are said to have opened an investigation following a reported theft of over 200 acres of grass seed stolen from a farming property near Kinnegad, Co Meath, over the weekend.
The grass seed of the “Tipperary Grass” brand is said to have a value of over 16,000 euros.
Agritech Managing Director Brian O’Slatarra has explained that due to regulations grass seed cannot be sold without a Department of Agriculture label detailing the grass seed mix and batch number and consequently Gardai is aware of the batch numbers for each bag.
He urged farmers to be extra vigilant and watch out for theft when buying grass seed or offering grass seed for sale.
Agritech is offering a reward of €5,000 for information leading to the recovery of these seeds, considered very unusual theft.
The matter is being handled by Trim Garda Station and anyone with information please contact Gardai at the station on 046 948 1540.
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