Cattle Rustlers

A ranch hand drives cattle. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

$1,000,000 Bond For North Texas Man Accused Of Stealing Cattle

A North Texas man is accused of steeling steers, hundreds of them, from a Nebraska rancher.


A ranch hand drives cattle. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Cattle Thefts On The Rise & That Means Higher Beef Prices

Putting beef on the table could be getting even more expensive than it already is as cattle thefts are on the rise.

CBS 11–12/18/2014

A ranch hand drives cattle. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Ag Commissioner: Cattle Rustling Crimes On The Rise

Today’s Texas rancher not only faces the challenges of a lingering drought but must still battle the age-old problem of cattle rustling — a problem that has plagued the industry for more than a century.


ABILENE, TX - JULY 26:  Cattle are held in a pen prior to going up for sale at Abilene Livestock Auction July 26, 2011 in Abilene, Texas. A severe drought in the region has caused shortages of grass, hay and water forcing ranchers to thin their herds. The Abilene Livestock Auction has been selling at least two to three times the number of cattle each week compared to last year.  The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as "exceptional drought", the highest classification.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

North Texas Ranchers Facing New Threat Of Cattle Rustlers

Ranchers who battled drought in the summer and hay thieves in the fall are now fending off criminals targeting any cattle that are left.