Police are appealing for information after criminal damage was caused to a number of fences in Newtownabbey.
The damage was caused to fences surrounding fields in the Glebe Road area.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “A number of these fields are privately owned and form part of Carnmoney Hill.
“Other parts of Carnmoney Hill are a public place, owned by Woodland Trust. As a result of the damage caused, a number of cattle strayed into an adjacent field.”
The spokesperson added: “It is suspected that one of the cattle ate fertiliser from the field and died as a result.
“If you saw anything suspicious between May 22 and May 23, please contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, referring to PSNI reference number 240 24/05/18.”