Investigations are underway after over 200 pregnant ewes, potentially with Ovine Johne's Disease, were reported missing from a New England property.
The Rural Crime Prevention Team at Inverell are currently investigating the disappearance of the 220 large frame Merinos, reported missing from a property on the Bendemeer Road at Kingstown.
New England Police District say the sheep have gone missing over a three day period in February.
The sheep are described as large frame Merino ewes heavy in lamb, weighing between 60 to 70 kilos, last shorn in November 2019.
The sheep have various ear marks as some were station bred and some were purchased sheep, police say.
The purchased sheep have the original NLIS tags, and all sheep have been fitted with electronic NLIS tags with the PIC Number NF501017.
Police say it is possible these sheep may have Ovine Johne's Disease.
Investigators encourage everyone to report stock theft promptly, even for small numbers of stock.
They are calling for the community's assistance, asking anyone with information on the missing sheep to call police, or to tell them of any suspicious activity in or around the Glen Rock or Bendemeer Road at Kingstown.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000