Special agent offers tips to prevent livestock theft.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
The count is off. You’ve just checked the cows and the count is off by two or three. You decide to wait till morning to see if they turn up. The next morning comes, but still no cows. You don’t find any dead cattle. You ask your neighbors if they’ve seen them in their pastures. Another few days go by as they check their own cattle and look out for yours. Still nothing. It’s now been about a week and you start to think, “Well, maybe someone took them. I should call the police.” By now, the cattle have already been sold and any evidence of the outlaws is probably gone.