Stolen cattle found after six years

RCMP from Biggar, Sask., have located cattle that went missing in 2008.

Police executed a search warrant Sept. 18 at a rural fenced pasture in the Rural Municipality of Glenside.

A week earlier, on Sept. 11, they had received a complaint from Livestock Services of Saskatchewan that stolen cattle were grazing in a herd in the RM.

The identity of the complainant who reported to Livestock Services cannot be released at this time.

Brand inspection confirmed the information and the search warrant was executed. Police seized five cow-calf pairs worth a total estimated value of $13,000 to $15,000.

It is suspected that the offspring produced from the stolen cattle over the six-year period were worth roughly $17,000.

The animals were in good condition and are presently being detained and monitored by Livestock Services.

Joan Vayro from Sonningdale, Sask., has been charged with five counts of fraudulently keeping cattle found astray, contrary to the Criminal Code.

Her first court appearance is scheduled for provincial court in Biggar, Sask., Nov. 5.

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