Dozens of cattle are missing from a feedlot in northwest Iowa.
The Plymouth County sheriff says 56 steers valued at over $81,000 were reported stolen from the Bio Beef Feed Lot near Hinton last week.
The feedlot says 30 Holstein steers were missing, and a customer reported being short 26 Holstein steers.
Lot operator Roger Ruhland says he suspects someone cut a chain at the main gate and opened several gates to barns, letting cattle run free in the compound. He believes the thefts occurred within the past two weeks.
From KLEM Radio & the Associated Press