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Cattle thefts costing ranchers millions

Monday, October 24, 2011 | 8:16 a.m. CDT; updated 10:45 a.m. CDT, Monday, October 24, 2011

ST. LOUIS — Even with cattle theft rampant in much of the nation's midsection, Oklahoma rancher Ryan Payne wasn't worried about anyone messing with his cows and calves. By his estimation, his pasture is so far off the beaten path "you need a helicopter to see it."

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