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$70,000 in bull semen stolen from LeRoy farm

Canister taken sometime between April 1 through 7

About $70,000 worth of bull semen was stolen from a barn in rural LeRoy.

According to Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi, a LeRoy man reported on Tuesday that a storage canister with vials of bull semen was taken from his unlocked barn/milking parlor somewhere between April 1 through 7. He said the only time he and his hired hand were away from the farm was from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

The canister was worth about $500, and the vials of semen were worth from $300 to $1,500 apiece. There are currently no suspects, and the case was forwarded to investigators.