Reward offered for info on stolen Jefferson County cattle
RINGLING, Okla. — Special Ranger John Bradshaw of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is seeking information on 78 yearling steers stolen from a ranch in Jefferson County, Oklahoma. The cattle went missing between 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 25.
According to Bradshaw, the mixed-breed steers weigh approximately 600 pounds and carry a 7 brand on the left hip. They were stolen from cattle pens off FM 89, south of Ringling.
Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA, is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or persons responsible for the crime.
Anyone with information that could help identify the perpetrator or perpetrators is asked to call TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at (888) 830-2333, or Special John Bradshaw at (940) 389-6123.
All information is kept confidential, and tips may be provided anonymously.
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