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What to do if you have Lost Cattle Due to Flooding


OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., May 26, 2015 - Several inches of heavy rain over the past few weeks have some cattlemen looking for missing cattle.  The high waters have washed fences out on some ranches and cattle wonder onto another landowner's property.


"If you are missing cattle or have found cattle on your property that are not yours the first thing to do is call your county Sheriff," said Michael Kelsey, Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA).  "The second step is to call our office.  Our staff will take down the information and pass it along to Chief Jerry Flowers of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Investigative Services unit.


According to Kelsey, branding cattle with a brand that is registered in the state of Oklahoma is very important.   A registered brand helps locate the owner of the cattle, thus saving the owner from a very costly loss.


To learn more about registering your brand, visit or call the OCA office at 405-235-4391.

The OCA represents more than 5,500 Oklahoma ranching families. The OCA exists to support and defend the state and nation's beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities call 405-235-4391 or visit 


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