AURORA, Mo. -- Cattle rustlers struck another farmer in Lawrence County on Tuesday night. This time it was at Scott Welch’s farm about four miles north of Aurora on Highway K. The thieves took eight calves.
This cattle theft was about five miles west of a similar theft last week near Marionville. Sheriff Brad DeLay says the method used by the thieves were similar in both cases.
Thieves cut fences and gates through four fields to gain access to the cattle. They took one gray heifer with a large cyst on the underside, two black banded bulls, two white heifers, and three black heifers. Each weighed between 500 and 750 pounds. All are a Angus/Charolais mix breed.
The sheriff asks anyone who can help catch the thieves to call his office or another law enforcement agency.