Steer stealer: Kentucky authorities investigate theft of 50 cows from a farm – Courier Journal

Authorities in Eastern Kentucky are seeking to apprehend a steer stealer after 50 cows were taken recently from a Montgomery County farm.

A Livestock Marketing Association alert on Tuesday said the 50 head of mixed-color steers that each weigh between 600 and 700 pounds went missing from the Montgomery County farm.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the farm is on Howards Mill Road and that it is possible “that this theft occurred over the past several weeks.”

Each cow is marked on the left hip with an “FG” brand, authorities said.

Montgomery County Sheriff David Charles told WKYT that the cattle have an estimated value of nearly $50,000 and that deputies discovered a cattle trailer had entered onto the property several times before leaving with an unknown amount of cattle each trip.

“We’ve notified all the livestock auctions in the United States, and these auctions routinely log any brands or any identifiers that come in as well as maintain video surveillance of the rings as well as documenting through ID who sells these animals,” Charles said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the stolen cattle can report it to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office by calling 859-498-8704, messaging the office on social media, visiting its website or sending an email to tips@montgomerycountysheriff.net.

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