Producer organizations and law-enforcement agencies around the country are warning ranchers to be on the lookout for cattle rustlers. Several recent news reports note that the on-going economic recession has contributed to a significant upswing in cattle theft.
A March 24 article in the New York Times described the trend, noting a recent theft of 53 Brahman crossbreed cows valued at about $50,000 from an operation in
The article also documents incidents of rustling in
TSCRA employs 29 special rangers stationed strategically throughout
A news article from
Bernklau says the CCA is working with Colorado Division of Wildlife and other state agencies, making law-enforcement personnel aware of the problem and encouraging them to watch for potential rustling. He also encourages ranchers and the general public to keep an eye out for suspicious activity involving cattle round-ups or transport, and to call neighbors or local law-enforcement agencies to report such incidents.