Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Missing calves suspected stolen


The stolen calves were branded on their left hip with a quarter circle, double arrow, like this.

Cattle rustling is still a concern in the Nebraska panhandle. On Saturday, Oct. 21, Nebraska Brand Commission Investigator Tom Houston received a report that 25 black angus calves were missing from one of two Southern Kimball County pastures owned by Geraldine and Larry Highland.

"We pre-stressed them two weeks before. They were turned back out for two (weeks), then we were delivering them to the people that bought them," Geraldine said. "When the ranchers gathered the cattle, they were all accounted for. When they were delivered, exactly 25 calves were missing."

While they were concerned,...

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