MOUNT SIDNEY — The cows likely went without a fight.|
“My cows are really tame,” Edward Sheets said Monday. “They’re hard to drive, but they’re easy to lead.”
The longtime Mount Sidney rancher found five of his red-and-white Hereford cows — including three still-nursing calves — missing Friday morning from their pen on Flint Hill Road.
“Three calves were making a lot of noise,” he said. “I probably noticed that first.”
The quick-thinking rancher checked with neighbors and alerted authorities, but took the missing cow mystery into his own hands: Sheets went to the Staunton Union Stockyards market off Statler Boulevard, where about 1,700 animals were up for sale.
Sheets’ cattle were on the auction block, too.
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