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Cattle reported stolen from Mansura Livestock auction barn

December 29, 2010

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said two head of cattle were reported stolen Dec. 22 from Mansura Livestock Auction in Mansura.
The cows, a black Brangus and a yellow Charolais, are valued at approximately $850 each.
The Brangus, approximately 1,100 pounds, has a brand (three chevrons, <<<) which could be on either side of the cow. The Brangus is polled (hornless). The Charolais (950-1,000 pounds) is horned but has no brand.
Mansura Livestock barn manager said the two cows were penned in the barn on Dec. 20 but were missing on Dec. 22 when he returned to check on them. The cattle were reported missing to the Livestock Brand Commission Dec. 22
Mansura Livestock normally holds cattle auctions every Wednesday but is closed through Jan. 3.
Strain said the Livestock Brand Commission is offering a cash Crimestoppers reward for information that leads to an arrest and recovery of the stolen cattle.
The Crimestoppers hotline number is 800-558-9741.
The Livestock Brand Commission, under the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, is empowered to investigate all agricultural crime including livestock theft as well as farm machinery and equipment theft. All Livestock Brand Commission Inspectors are commissioned by the Louisiana State Police and have full police powers in the performance of their duties.