On Tuesday night, June 5, 24 head of cattle were stolen from the Stilwell Livestock Auction in Stilwell. Authorities believe that the thieves entered the auction barn in the overnight hours between Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6. It's believed that they entered by cutting a padlock and then loaded the animals onto a trailer.
The stolen cattle all had yellow ear tags, and include: Seven black Brangus heifers weighing approximately 700 pounds; one black Brangus steer weighing approximately 700 pounds; 12 black steers weighing approximately 475-550 pounds; and four black heifers approximately 475-500 pounds.
The case is being investigated by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger John Cummings along with the Adair County Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with information is asked to call TSCRA's Operation Cow Theft hotline at 888-830-2333; Cummings at 918-342-0888; or the Adair County Sheriff's Office, 918-696-2106.
All information is confidential and tips may be provided anonymously. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered.
KXMX News Staff
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