Number of missing bred cattle exceeds 200

Since original reports of missing cattle from Ninety-Six Ranch, an additional 150-200 head of bred cattle have been confirmed missing throughout Oro Vaca Inc. ranches, according to a press release by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

The estimated value of the missing cattle from just Oro Vaca is approximately $350,000 — $400,000. The cattle are missing from land that spans between Humboldt and Elko county. Value of missing cattle from Ninety-Six Ranch potentially reaches almost $100,000, depending on market value.

HCSO is conducting an investigation to locate the missing cattle, in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Agriculture. The missing cattle were to confirmed to have been bred or cow-calf pairs, increasing their value.

The missing cattle from Ninety-Six Ranch were discovered to be missing after their grazing season, which began in January and ended late March. The herd was grazing in a field adjacent to Shelton Lane in Paradise Valley. The cows are Hereford and Black Angus crosses with 96 on the left hip and a year brand underneath.

Fred Stewart, owner of Ninety-Six Ranch said it’s common for approximately two percent of the herd to perish during the grazing period, but they had already accounted for the deceased cattle and scoured the area multiple times to check for missing cattle.

HCSO asks that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the cattle contact them at (775) 623-6419 or the Nevada Department of Agriculture.