A cattle truck rolled on the corner of Wood and Wallace St last night.
A cattle truck rolled on the corner of Wood and Wallace St last night.

Cattle come home after Warwick truck rollover

UPDATE: WHEN three of Bruce Morse's cattle went missing after a truck rollover, his mother Jane never expected them to return.

But now, two of the missing steers have been found and Mrs Morse is asking Warwick residents to keep on the lookout for the third cattle to come home.

One steer had to be destroyed after the truck rollover at about 6.30pm on April 4. The driver was also hospitalised after the crash.

The cattle are black coloured Angus cross weaner steers, approximately 350kg in weight branded 'F Spur V' on the near side rump.

NLIS tags are fitted to their ears as well as coloured management ear tags with a number and the property name of 'Nariel'.

Anyone who spots the missing steer is urged to phone Jane Morse on 4666 1760.

 

EARLIER: OWNERS of the cattle involved in a truck rollover last night have urged Warwick residents to keep an eye out for missing cattle.

Three cows had been held in temporary pens on Gore St after the truck they were carried in rolled at the corner of Wood and Wallace Sts.

The mother of cattle owner Bruce Morse, Jane, said the cattle had been sent in from Talwood. 

"Bruce was sending them in for drought relief," Mrs Morse said.

"They had plant poisoning from weeds out there and were struggling with feed.

"Frasers has done a wonderful job but it's a huge loss to have three go missing and two destroyed."

The cattle have 'Nauriel' written on their ear tags.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the cattle can phone Jane on 4666 1760.

 

EARLIER: GUNSHOTS broke the peace of Warwick last night as two cattle were destroyed after being thrown from a truck that rolled at the corner of Wood and Wallace Sts.

A passer-by reported the incident at 6:59pm.

By the time emergency services arrived the driver had climbed from the cabin, having sustained a minor cut to one ear and was rounding up cattle.

"The nature of his injuries aren't severe in any form. It's more a matter of logisitic at the moment," an ambulance spokesman said

A police spokeswoman said 24 animals had been on the top deck.

Those cattle were corralled in two neighbouring car yards while firefighters cut open the rear gate of the truck to release the rest of the livestock.

Police reported two cattle were destroyed and 48 contained.

The spokeswoman said the incident would be handled by local police.


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