Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Hogs Stolen From Hog Confinement Near Sheldon

Date posted - November 13, 2012

Rural Sheldon, Iowa — Thousands of dollars worth of hogs have apparently been stolen from a hog confinement near Sheldon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday morning, they received the report of the theft from a hog confinement, three miles south of Sheldon.

Sometime during the night of Saturday, November 10 or the early morning of Sunday, November 11, the report says someone forced open a locked door to the confinement. Once inside, the person was able to load 155 to 165 finished pigs weighing between 265 to 270 pounds onto a semi trailer. The estimated value of the pigs is $38,000.

Deputies are looking for the public’s help. They ask that if you saw a semi-tractor with a livestock trailer near the intersection of Highway 60 and 360th Street during the time of this crime, please contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. You may also use their Text-A-Tip program to report any information if you wish to remain anonymous. Directions are at

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