Officials attempt to identify owner of steer found near Provencal

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission are trying to identify ownership of a stray steer found “running at large” near the community of Provencal in rural Natchitoches Parish on April 2. The animal is currently stored with a local livestock contractor. The owner, if found, will be responsible for all costs involved for damages, catching, care and transportation. Anyone with information or questions can contact the Natchitoches Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division or the Livestock Brand Inspector locally at 318 357 3127 or 225 963 4259. If no owner is located, the animal will be sold after 10 days at the nearest livestock auction market.