Thursday, November 07, 2013

Oklahoma Woman and Cattle Theft

(Durant, Oklahoma) A 31-year-old local woman, Christen Allen, has been accused of knowingly concealing stolen cattle.
Investigators with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association say Christen Allen, 31, sold stolen cattle at the Durant livestock auction.

They identified 10 head of cattle Allen sold as being from the Langford Hereford Ranch in Okmulgee County.

We told you earlier this month how 19 head of cattle, worth more than $100,000, were stolen from the ranch over two weeks.
Allen was booked and released on $5,000 bond.


The Big Jub Jub said...

Don't they hang cattle rustlers?

Wireless.Phil said...

Not anymore.

But this isn't the only case. Another one was mentioned in our local Ohio paper a week or so ago and there are more in the recent news.

This is just a few of many in the news.

Cattle theft increasing in California Sacramento Bee-Oct 28, 2013

Cargo theft, cattle rustling cripple farmers and ranchers
Western Farm Press (blog)-Oct 29, 2013

Doom said...

At $5k a head, I now understand why at solidly middle class I can no longer afford an occasional ribeye. They are going for $15 a pound (at grocery stores, not specialty stores). And I live in beef country, in the country, not the city, as well. They are far outside of the affordability factor I have created for my income. Not sure all beef goes for that, but... Hamburger is nearly outside of my target price at $5 a pound and rising, so something is going wrong.


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