NEWS
Stealing Cattle
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:13 AM CST

Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay had a message for cattle thieves in Missouri last week. He said they better hope it is law enforcement that catches them, not one of the ranchers they are continuing to target. In fact, many ranchers are asking him under what conditions they are allowed to use lethal force.

No wonder. Kyle Burk, of Marionville, lost 27 yearlings two weeks ago. It was one-third of the fifth generation rancher's herd, valued at about $30,000. The thieves even took the time to sort the cattle, taking the best of the bunch.

Since then, ranchers in the ...

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