Gracemere man charged with theft of two calves

A GRACEMERE man has been charged with the theft of two calves after police found the animals in a Rockhampton ute. 

Officers from the Rockhampton Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad spoke to the Gracemere man, 25, after the driver of the ute was pulled over without a waybill for transporting stock. 

The man allegedly admitted to stealing the calves from a water hole near Rockhampton on two separate occassions. 

Police believe he then sold the calves through social media. 

The bobby calves, one a red Santa Gertrudis heifer calf and one cream Brahman cross bull calf, were unmarked and untagged. 

The man was charged with two counts each of suspicion of stealing stock, travel stock without waybill and travel stock without an NLIS tag. 

He will appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on November 23. 

Police said the man who bought the calves may also face charges for travelling stock without a waybill. 

The Rockhampton Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad are still searching for the original owners.



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