Genetics help Argentine police beat cattle rustlers

Genetics help Argentine police beat cattle rustlers

Maximiliano Rizzi


Cattle-rustling is an age-old problem on Argentina’s legendary Pampas plains, but genetic testing is helping police crack down on thieves.

Argentina, one of the world’s top beef exporters, is famous for its free-range beef from grass-fed cattle. Experts say lax controls and the sheer scale of some landholdings make it easy for rustlers.

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