Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger John Cummings is seeking information after 24 head of cattle were stolen from the Stilwell Livestock Auction in northeast Oklahoma.
Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA is offering cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the recovery of the animals and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime.
The thief or thieves entered the Stilwell Livestock Auction barn in the overnight hours between Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6, 2018, cut a padlock to gain entry and loaded the animals onto a trailer.
The stolen cattle all had yellow ear tags, and include:
– 7 black Brangus-type heifers and 1 black Brangus-type steer weighing approximately 700 pounds.
– 12 black steers and 4 black heifers weighing approximately 475-550 pounds, each.
The case is being investigated by TSCRA Special Ranger Cummings with the assistance of the Adair County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information that could help identify the perpetrators is asked to call TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at (888) 830-2333, Special Ranger John Cummings at (918) 342-0888 or the Adair County Sheriff’s Office.
All information is kept confidential and tips may be provided anonymously.