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As cattle prices go up, so does cattle rustling


Cattle rustling is becoming a problem once again on the Navajo Reservation.

“It’s really a problem that is related to the economy,” said Stan Milford, a ranger sergeant for the Navajo Nation Resource Enforcement Department.

With cattle now bringing in as much as $1,200 a head, more ranchers on the reservation are sending in reports to the tribal rangers that their cattle herd is being reduced by rustlers who come in during the dead of the night and steal a few head and then drive off the reservation to sell them at auction or to slaughter houses.


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