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NDFU donates to cattle shooting reward fund

By Staff | Aug 17, 2012

In response to the recent cattle shooting in Oliver County, the Board of Directors for North Dakota Farmers Union, Farmers Union Service Association and Farmers Union Mutual Insurance have voted to donate $5,000 to the reward fund set up to capture and convict the offenders.

According to NDFU President, Elwood “Woody” Barth, “Our organization is very concerned that someone would randomly shoot and destroy cattle. By contributing additional funds, we hope that it will lead to the capture and conviction of the person or persons involved in this crime.”

A $1,000 cattle shooting reward fund was first established by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) in connection to the Oliver County case where nine cattle were shot on July 4. The animals’ owners Miles and Marjorie Tomac and John and Kim Dixon, all of Mandan, previously added $9,000 to the fund. Additional donations have brought the fund total to $18,000. It is the largest reward ever offered through the NDSA in its 83-year history.

If you have information about the shooting which leads to the arrest and conviction, you may be eligible for the reward money. Contact the Oliver County Sheriff’s office at (701) 794-3450 or Stan Misek, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association chief brand inspector, at (701) 223-2522.

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