Livestock neglect being investigated in Fillmore County

EXETER – Investigators with the Nebraska Brand Committee, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating a reported case of livestock neglect in Fillmore County.

The State Patrol confirmed the news in a press release late Thursday evening.

Investigators served a search warrant at a property at 1817 Road C near Exeter.

At the property, investigators discovered more than 200 deceased cattle and a deceased horse.

More than 200 additional cattle were found to be in questionable to poor condition. Those animals were removed from the property and placed at a nearby ranch to be monitored and receive care.

The Nebraska Brand Committee is investigating additional reports of livestock theft and violations of the Nebraska Livestock Brand Act.

The investigation is ongoing.

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