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Cow found shot, partially butchered in rural Racine field

Law enforcement is looking for an individual that killed and partially field dressed a cow belonging to a Mower County farmer.

According to Mower County Sheriff Steve Sandvik, a farmer reported on Monday that one of his cattle had been located deceased at approximately noon on Sunday in a field in the 27000 block of Mower Fillmore Road in rural Racine. The cattle, a 5-year-old Black Simmental Angus cow, had been shot while grazing. The carcass had been partially butchered – the back straps and both hind quarters had been removed from the cow prior to the discovery. The cow was pregnant at the time; the calf did not survive.

The loss is valued at about $1,700.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Mower County Sheriff’s Office at 507-437-9400, select option 1, and ask to speak with an investigator. Reports can be made anonymously.