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Cattle stolen from Christian County farm

OZARK, Mo. (AP)--Law officers are looking for thieves who made off with 53 head of cattle from a Christian County farm over the weekend.

Sheriff Joey Kyle said the cows were taken sometime between late Feb. 7 and early Feb. 8 by thieves who knew what they were doing. Kyle said, "Taking 53 head of cattle requires quite a bit of infrastructure. This was an extensive operation."

Kyle said the missing cows are cross-bred Brahma weighing 1,100 to 1,250 pounds, and are of varying color. Each is branded with an S turned sideways with a straight line running underneath the arch of the S-curve.

Authorities are investigating several cases of cattle thefts in neighboring Greene County, but Kyle said this is the first for Christian County.



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