LDAF Investigators Seek Help in Cattle Deaths

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Brand Commission and St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking your help in finding the person or persons responsible for the deaths of a cow and three calves.

On March 3, 2018, LDAF Brand Commission Inspectors received a complaint from a rancher in reference to cattle killed on the levee near Port Barre. A cow and three calves were found dead in the pasture portion of the levee. 

Inspectors say it appears the cattle were run over by a truck. According to witnesses, they say they heard what sounded like trucks mud riding in the area around midnight on March 3.

“Whoever is responsible entered onto private property that is clearly marked as private on the gate. There are also signs posted that state cattle are present on the property,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Livestock Crimestoppers at 1-800-556-9714, the LDAF Hotline 1-855-452-5323 or St. Landry Parish Crimestoppers at 337-948-TIPS. You can also contact St. Landry Parish Crimestoppers online at stlandrycrimestoppers.com. All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.