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Report: 15 cows stolen from York County farm

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YORK, SC (WBTV) -

Deputies in York County say 15 head of cattle were stolen off a York farm.

The incident was reported on Friday near Benfield and McFarland Roads, according to the report from the York County Sheriff's Office.

Alex Haefele, 48, of Rock Hill, told deputies that on Thursday all his cattle gates have padlocks on them but one on Benfield Road was not secured into the locking mechanism.

No damage was visible to the fence along the property.

Sweet feed was seen on the ground in unusual places, Haefele told deputies. It is usually only placed in feed bins.

15 cows are listed as stolen. Nine black cows with yellow tags in their ears and six white cows with horns that have been branded on the hind-quarter, according to the report.

The cattle is valued at $25,000.

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