Reward Now $26,000 For Nearly 500 Missing Steers

TSCRA investigators seek help finding rustlers. ( DNR )

In an attempt to generate leads in a case growing colder each day, the reward for information about a large cattle rustling event has been increased a third time. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association now offers a cash reward of $25,000 for information that can help solve one of the largest cattle rustling cases in recent memory. Along with $1,000 offered by Crime Stoppers of Wichita Falls for information on the cattle theft, the potential payout is $26,000 for tipsters.

According to TSCRA special rangers, rustlers stole 489 steers from a ranch near Wichita Falls, Tex., sometime between November of 2018 and August of 2019. TSCRA investigators said the steers were stolen on Bryant Edwards Road from a large ranch in eastern Clay County. The Angus-Charolais crossbred steers are valued at $735,000 and each steer had a brand on the left hip.

The missing steers are estimated to weigh 800 to 1,000 pound each, and the rancher did not discover the cattle were stolen until shipping time because he operates a large ranch.

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Submitted by Mark Wright on Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:17

Bet the supposed stolen steers are long gone.

Texas has no State Brand Board and no State Brand Registry and no brand inspection law.

So cattle can be picked up and hauled most anywhere with no questions.

Perhaps Texas would be better to follow the New Mexico brand law and brand inspection....then Texas could at least track cattle movements Everywhere.

And as general as the supposed that could just be an insurance scam too.

Submitted by Tim on Thu, 10/17/2019 - 07:14

Runs a large ranch but didn't miss that many steers?

Submitted by RLW on Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:12

Who doesn’t check the cattle for 9-10 months?? I don’t care how big you are!!!

Submitted by Steve McCoy on Thu, 10/17/2019 - 14:20

Seems Purty Dumb to not be checking your Cattle on a regular basis , probably a inside job . They should have hired a Super Puncher!!!🐂🐂🐂🐂🐂