TSCRA investigating possible $100,000 cattle theft

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Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association authorities are searching for nineteen cows and calves worth over $100,000 allegedly stolen in eastern Okmulgee County.

The livestock, valued highly because of their genetic makeup, went missing on two separate occasions with the earliest report occurring on Sept. 17. In the first case, six cattle including five Hereford cows that are branded, tattooed and ear tagged; and one Hereford weaning bull calf tagged and tattooed were taken. The first six cattle taken are worth $13,000.

The more recent case involves thirteen animals valued at more than $99,000.

According to TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, the victim is missing three Black Angus cross cows; one black baldy yearling bull calf that is tattooed and branded; one Hereford yearling bull calf tattooed and branded; eight weaning calves that are a mix of Hereford heifers and bull calves. These calves are not branded, but are tattooed and ear tagged and weigh approximately 700 pounds each.

The TSCRA is investigating the cases. A reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible is offered through the TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief in addition to a $10,000 reward offered by the victim.

If you have information regarding these thefts, please contact Perrier at 918-275-4257.

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Texas  |  October, 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM

While I am disgusted with cattle theives and feel bad for the owners in these thefts, I have a hard time believing that 3 Angus cross cows, a cross bred bull, 8 cross bred weanlings, and one purebred yearling bull are worth $99,000.

Illinois  |  October, 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Believe it or not; if the owner of the alleged stolen cattle is in a club calf/show cattle producing business, or any type of an extensive A.I. or embryo program, those cattle can easily be worth that kind of money. There is more to the cattle business than "by the pound" cattle. I wish them luck in finding both the cattle and the low-life's that stole them.

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