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Cattle Stolen in Johnson, Ellis County

For Immediate Release: Feb. 17, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Cattle have been reported stolen in Texas near the Johnson and Ellis County line. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raiser Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger H.D. Brittain was contacted Friday, Feb. 17, about the missing cattle. 8 mostly black cows branded with a turkey track on their left hip and 9 unbranded calves weighing approximately 500 lbs. were stolen sometime between Feb. 15 and Feb. 17 around noon.

According to Brittain this is the third theft of this type that has happened in the same general area since Jan. 1, 2012.

There is a $2,500 reward offered for one of the thefts and TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief will add a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or Grand Jury indictment of parties responsible.

If you have any information please contact H.D. Brittain at 817-599-5088 or 1-888-830-2333. TSCRA is investigating this case in conjunction with the Johnson, Ellis and Tarrant County Sheriff’s Departments.


TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has over 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.

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