The investigation continues into possible cattle rustling at ranches near Carlsbad.
Sgt. Matt Hutchinson in the sheriff’s office describes this to the Carlsbad Current-Argus as the first time he has seen cattle disappear from pastures in the area on such a large scale.
As one of the few remaining open range states, cattle can roam on the road in New Mexico.
Hutchinson says that makes them easy targets for rustlers.