A Riley County rancher is reporting more than 50 head of cattle stolen from his Flint Hills operation.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture issued a report Tuesday, noting the case is being treated as a definite theft.
Reporting missing by Jon Dreith on Jan. 10 are 40, mostly black heifers (Angus or Simmental) and some Angus Charolais cross heifers weighing between 850 and 1,000 pounds. These heifers were born between September and October 2015. They have Z tags, a white right ear tag and a yellow left ear tag. The tags have numbers of 5,000 or larger.
This set has an “S” shaped brand.
Another 10 heifers were also reported missing. They, too, are mostly black (Angus or Simmental) as well as grey Angus Charolais crosses. These heifers were born between September and October 2015 and have an ear notch on the tip of the right ear and a notch on the bottom of the right ear towards the end. There is a white tag in the left ear.
This set of heifers has a brand that incorporates two Cs.
One black bull, 1,400 to 1,500 pounds and about 2 years of age, is also missing. It has a No. 10 right ear tag and a No. 555 tattoo in its ear.
The bull’s brand incorporates the capital B and a right arrow.
Call Riley County Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777 if you have information on this case.