Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Louisiana law enforcement authorities are seeking information on an abandoned trailer containing 18 Brangus heifers found between Baton Rouge and New Orleans on Monday.
The Louisiana Brand Commission is in possession of the 18 head of fancy black Brangus influenced heifers weighing between 650 to 750 pounds each and a gray cattle trailer with a white canvas top. The cattle and trailer were abandoned along the side of I-12 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The heifers have red numbered Z tags in their ear. The trailer they were abandoned in is a gray 24 foot 1997 Circle W with a white canvas top.
If you have any information on these cattle or trailer please contact Inv. E.B. Thompson with the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture at 985-517-2772 or Larry Gray, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) executive director of law enforcement and theft prevention, at 1-800 242-7820.
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 139-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 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.