GREELEY, Colorado -- The Colorado owners of 450 Holstein steers are offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding the disappearance of or the recovering of steers missing from a grow yard in Hayes and Hitchcock counties in Nebraska.
Bob Elliott, who is the assistant branch manager of Producers Livestock Marketing Association at Greeley, Colorado, said this morning said the steers were placed in a Nebraska grow yard through PLMA's "feeding and grazing program" in which owners of grass, feedlots and grow yards put their feed into cattle owned by PLMA and then receive proceeds from their sale.
"The cattle were purchased in Colorado and then moved to Nebraska," Elliott said. "We counted the cattle in November and realized we were way short."
Dave Horton, a Nebraska Brand Committee investigator from Alma, Nebraska, said he is investigating the case. He, and Elliott, declined to release more information to avoid jeopardizing the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about the cattle are encouraged to contact Elliott and PLMA at (800) 791-2333.