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$80,000 worth of cattle missing in Alabama

Author: Kristy

 

With beef prices soaring, the last thing producers need is someone going around stealing cattle. One Alabama farm is facing that nightmare.

After counting and recounting, the Buttram family of Dekalb County is missing 23 cows and 29 calves, totaling what Chase Buttram says is about $80,000 worth of cattle. Three more were allegedly stolen from a farm just down the road.

According to Waay TV, Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harrris said, “We feel like it’s probably an organized thing, because you’ve got to have a pretty good trailer and truck to transport this many cattle.” Harris continued, “You know, people transport cows at night, taking them to the sale, there’s people that go out and do that for a living. We’re stopping trucks now and checking things.”

Both victims of the alleged cattle theft are offering rewards for their returned cattle.

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