LANGDON, N.D. (KFGO-AM) Cattle rustlers have hit a farm near Langdon. This past weekend, 13 calves were stolen from a feedlot. The Cavalier County Sheriff's Department believes two to three people were involved in the theft. They used a trailer and may have been driving a red pickup.
Fred Fredrikson of the North Dakota Stockman's Association is assisting in the investigation. He says cattle rustling is on the rise in many parts of the country, largely because of the price of beef is high. The calves, once worth $400 to $500 a head, are now valued at $1,000 to $1,200 each. He calls it a "heck of a loss."
The stolen calves are red and black and were not yet branded. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the thefts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office in Langdon or the Stockman's Association in Bismarck.