RCMP investigate reported hayjacking

Someone is evidently in possession of a few loads of “hot” hay — and if it isn’t located soon, the goods are likely to be laundered by munching cows.

RCMP at Brandon, Man. are investigating the reported theft of 60 round hay bales that have gone missing from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre.

The bales, worth anywhere from $40 to $60 each, were on a rural property just east of the city and north of Hwy. 457, RCMP spokesperson Tara Seel said.

The bales were reportedly hauled away between Jan. 3 and 6 in what must have been a fairly lengthy undertaking with, at minimum, a loader tractor and multiple semi-trailer loads, she said.

RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact them at 204-726-7522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

— Daniel Winters is a reporter for the Manitoba Co-operator at Oak Lake, Man.

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