Police are appealing for the public’s help following the theft of more than 50 head of cattle near Lismore.

The 52 Hereford cows and calves were stolen from a property on Kyogle Road at Bentley in late February this year.

The cattle left the property through an adjoining property on Rambildinis Road.

They have the branding S/H on the nearside (left) rump and a slit nearside ear.

Investigators believe whoever carried out the theft was well-prepared and has extensive experience in the livestock industry.

Police want to speak with anyone who noticed irregular cattle movement by means of a large livestock transport on that time.

Anyone with information which could assist they investigation are encouraged to contact detectives at Casino on 6662 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.