TSCRA Special Rangers are available to identify stray cattle and assist producers with locating owners of livestock lost in recent winter storms. Remember this will be a slow process as many places are still inaccessible and may remain that way for an extended period of time. Producers should contact their local law enforcement and TSCRA Special Rangers with any stray or missing cattle. To find contact info for your Special Ranger visit https://tscra.org/theft-law/find-ranger-market-inspector.html
You will need to photograph all dead livestock and document the number of livestock, type of livestock and all brands or marks so that they can be accounted for. This is especially true if stray cattle wandered onto public or private properties before they died. Identification must be recorded before the cattle are disposed of, and this documentation will be necessary to account for missing cattle reported to authorities. Along with recorded info and photographs, it is a good practice to cut any ear tags from the cattle and turn them into authorities or the contact number on the tag.
Also, if they are your cattle, you should photograph along with your count records for any insurance or indemnity that may apply at a later date.