Alberta RCMP investigate reports of calf rustling

The Southern Alberta RCMP Livestock section is investigating four separate reports of stolen calves in the area.

The deets

From February 19 to April 22, a total of 26 calves were reported stolen:

  • 17 in the Picture Butte area (over the course of a month);
  • 2 in the Cardston area;
  • 1 more reported stolen from a calving barn in the Cardston area; and
  • 6 on a farm on the Blood Reserve.


There is no evidence to suggest any of the calves were taken by predators. In at least two reports, there was evidence of tire tracks, and in one, open gates.

According to the RCMP, it is “unclear at this point whether or not these four instances were committed by the same person(s).”

If you know something

Anyone with information can contact the Southern Alberta Livestock Section (403-420-4972) or Crime Stoppers (1.800.222.8477 or


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