Cattle Rustling on Rise
So about 100 police officers from around the state will attend a cattle theft seminar in Springfield this week. The Missouri Highway Patrol will help educate the officers about the cattle industry, trends and investigative techniques.
Captain Ron Repogle said rustlers often stake out an area during the day, looking at both the livestock and for places where they can easily be removed. Remote sites with weak fences are commonly targeted.
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