Operation Livestock Thief

May 18, 2012
by WLJ

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association was recently notified of cattle theft in Mesa county. The cattle were last seen mid-January, southeast of Palisade, CO. There are 33 head of cows, which would now have calves by side, ranging in age from 5-8 years old that are mostly white and yellow in color, with a few red cows. Cattle are branded on the left shoulder with the following brand:


If you have any information on these or any other stolen cattle, you can contact Operation Livestock Thief anonymously by calling toll-free via the Operation Game Thief hotline:1-800/332-4155.

The State Brand Commissioner and respective law enforcement agencies investigate any allegations. If the reported information leads to a conviction, informants can receive a monetary reward of up to $2,500 per incident funded by Operation Livestock Thief. Informants concerned about anonymity may call their local brand inspector or the state brand commissioner’s office directly and still qualify for a reward.

For general information on the program, contact the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association at 303/431-6422 or contact the Colorado Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners at 303/294-0895. — WLJ