10/31/2012 04:30 EDT | Updated 10/31/2012 04:32 EDT

Alberta Cattle Rustling: 32 Heifers Stolen From Pasture In Goodfare

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Alberta cattle feed on a ranch outside Calgary 21 May, 2003. The discovery of mad-cow disease in Alberta dealt a heavy blow to the country's multibillion-dollar cattle industry 20 May as the United States banned imports of Canadian beef. Agricultural investigators set out to track the origin of mad cow disease found in a lone Alberta animal as the provinces 35,000 cattlemen wrangled with the future of ranching. Canada exported 90 percent of its beef to the US in 2002. AFP PHOTO/David BUSTON (Photo credit should read DAVID BUSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

It may not be the Old West any more but it now still feels like it, after Alberta Mounties reported a case of cattle rustling totaling nearly $50,000.

Beaverlodge RCMP say 32 heifers were reportedly stolen from a pasture located in Goodfare, approximately 20 km northwest of Beaverlodge.

Although the theft was reported on Oct. 25, the actual crime is believed to have taken place some time in June of this year, said Mounties.

The cattle, which are valued at approximately $48,000, have two brands, investigators said.

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The first brand is located on the right hip and the second is located on the right rib area.

brand 2

The heifers have an approximate value of $48 000.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Beaverlodge RCMP Detachment at 780-354-2955 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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