In what police are calling an act of "udder" mischief, 71 cows worth about $100,000 are on the loose from a farm in Hagar and are still missing.
Sometime between Sept. 6 and Sept. 16, an unknown culprit or culprits disassembled the gate of a cattle farm on North Central Road in Hagar. It's not known if the mischief was over a prior beef or simply an act of vandalism.
As a result, 92 head of cattle escaped the property and went on the lam. As of Sept. 19, some of the cattle have returned to the farm, but 71 cows, with a value of about $100,000, are milking their newfound freedom and are still missing.
The investigation is continuing.
If you have information on the incident, or if you see loose cattle in the area, you're asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.