High cattle prices drive increase in theft. Cattlemen encouraged to take precautions.
When Bunch Greenwade drove into his pasture in rural Greene County, Mo., one morning back in March 2013, the scene was one he didn’t expect.
“Cattle were scattered on wheat pasture where they weren’t supposed to be,” Greenwade recalls.
He realized immediately something was wrong and found a five-strand barbed-wire fence had been cut in two places.