Manhattan – In response to reports of two recent cattle mutilations, in addition to current reward offers, Kansas Farm Bureau, along with McPherson and Harvey County Farm Bureaus are offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the deaths.
A cow was found dead and mutilated in a McPherson County pasture on Jan. 1. A family vet conducted an autopsy and discovered there were no bullet holes and nothing was visibly wrong with the animal.
Another report confirmed a bull was killed and mutilated in Harvey County, Dec. 18. This incident in southeast Harvey County likely occurred the night of Dec. 17.
The only conclusion was that both animal deaths were not natural.
Both livestock deaths remain under investigation. Anyone with information should contact local law enforcement.