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.