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May 21, 2014

Cattlemen offer up to $10,000 reward for cattle theft case

Parsons, Kansas — A local rancher and member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association recently had 27 head of cattle stolen.  The cattle were taken from the Robson Ranch near Claremore, Okla.

According to Richard Gebhart, president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, “This is a complete outrage.  Cattle theft effects more than a rancher’s bottomline; as ranching is the livelihood of many Oklahoma families that are working tirelessly to produce safe and nutritious beef to feed the world.

“Our Association is issuing up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person or persons responsible for this heinous crime.”

In addition, a $25,000 reward is also being offered by the Robson Ranch for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

If you have information that may be helpful please contact the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office at 918-342-9700 and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Investigative Services at 405-522-6102.

The OCA represents more than 5,500 Oklahoma ranching families. The OCA exists to support and defend the state and nation's beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line.

For more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.

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