Police Scotland confirmed the incident at Blairadam Farm happened at some point between 10:30 and 13:30 on Monday 3rd of April.
Stuart McDougall said the incident has been a “major blow” for his family and described a scene of “wanton destruction” at the farm in Kelty, Fife, where he looks after a flock of 130 black-faced ewes.
Mr McDougall said he was only away from the flock for 2.5 hours and on returning he found six of the lambs were already dead. A vet had been required to put a further 10 ewes down leaving four more injured.
Sheep worrying is a serious issue that costs farmers a lot of money each year. When a dog attacks or chases after sheep, they become stressed and can suffer injuries or even death. This can lead to a decrease in the quality and quantity of wool and meat produced by the sheep, which ultimately affects the farmer’s income. In addition, farmers may need to spend money on veterinary bills or additional fencing to prevent future attacks. These costs can quickly add up and put a strain on the finances of the farmer. It’s important for dog owners to take responsibility for their pets and ensure they are properly trained and supervised to avoid such incidents.
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