Over 50 cows and calves stolen from Minnesota farm

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A cattle producer finishing a head count after moving cattle realized 23 cows and 32 calves were missing from his herd of Black Angus herd.

Investigators believe the animals, worth nearly $50,000, were taken sometime in the past 10 days from the farm outside Henning, Minn.

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, is upset about the financial loss and is worried more animals will be taken.

"It's going to be a huge hit on my paycheck."

The rancher told ABC 6 he has a hunch the animals were taken overnight in a span of 10 minutes.

The owner was moving the calves back home after weaning and expected to sell them for at least $24,000. He’s now considering an off-farm job to cover the losses.

"That would have been the profit for the year, so I have no profit to live on."

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Ken Hendersen    
Wisconsin  |  October, 03, 2013 at 11:33 AM

There is insurance available to cover this loss. It's called risk management!

NJ  |  October, 03, 2013 at 02:49 PM

Ken you're a dumb azz, an I hope you know..This guy lost his entire year profit and will work an off farm job to make it, its sad!!

Rita Caldwell    
Craig County Virginia  |  October, 04, 2013 at 09:12 AM

Has to be local and someone has to have heard a big truck pull in to get them and out!! After the stolen is too late to think about insurance. It's hard enough to farm without this kind of atrocity!!

Nebraska  |  October, 04, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Are there any laws for proof of ownership in Minnesota? Will the thief be able to sell the stolen livestock without proving ownership?

mn.  |  November, 13, 2013 at 01:30 PM

the law enforcement in minnesota are very lazy or at least in morrison county when it comes to cattle theft I have had cattle stolen by a thief next door, we share a fence line and I see my cattle in his yard they will not help me to get them back and insurance will not pay because they say there is no proof, they are all tagged and tails docked they do nothing.

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