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Nevada authorities ask for help after 200+ cows missing


The Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding more than 200 cows missing from two area ranches.

The Ninety-Six ranch reported 50 cow-calf pairs missing from a field adjacent to Shelton Lane in Paradise Valley. The cows are Hereford and Black Angus crosses with 96 on the left hip and and a year brand underneath.

The Sheriff’s Office also received reports of 150 to 200 cow-calf or bred cows missing from the Orovaca area ranches, with an estimated value of $350,000 to $400,000.

As the reports started coming in the Nevada Department of Agriculture reminded ranchers that a suspected theft must be reported to them before it can be investigated.

“The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) would like to remind the industry that suspected cattle theft must be reported to our Livestock Identification program or an Agriculture Enforcement Marshal,” Doug Farris, Animal Industry division administrator, said. “Our team has received some reports of cattle missing in the areas around Paradise Valley and Elko, but we’d like to correct the rumors that cattle have been reported missing around Fallon. If you suspect missing cattle on your operation, please contact us immediately.”

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of the cattle to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (775) 623-6419 or the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

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