More than 1,100 cattle missing from Texas dairy facility

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Officials are investigating how 1,121 cattle went missing from a dairy facility in the northeast Texas Panhandle.

The Amarillo Globe-News reports (http://bit.ly/1wMtBuQ ) the steer calves were discovered missing during an annual inventory by Braum's Dairy.

The cattle were taken from Braum's 24,000 acre facility near Follett, located about 150 miles northeast of Amarillo.

Laramie Adams, a spokesman for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, which is investigating the disappearance, says it's unclear when the calves, valued at about $1.4 million, were taken.

Adams says the investigation has been made more difficult because Braum's doesn't have photos of the animals and the calves weren't branded.

A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for the theft.

Information from: Amarillo Globe-News, http://www.amarillo.com

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