Quebec farmers planning new attempt to capture loose cattle in Quebec town

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Quebec’s farmers union is asking for help to round up a herd of runaway cattle that have been wreaking havoc in farmers’ fields near a small town in the province’s Mauricie region.

In a post on Facebook, the regional chapter of the Union des producteurs agricoles is asking farmers to volunteer their skills and equipment as it plans to attempt to capture the cattle on Sunday.

The 20 or so young animals have been on the lam near St-Sévère, Que. since they jumped out of their field in late July and have evaded previous attempts to recapture them — including efforts by a team of cowboys from the nearby town of St-Tite, which is home to an annual rodeo.

The province’s Agriculture Department, which describes the situation as “complex and unprecedented,” says it has sent a team to the town to help develop a plan to recapture the cattle.

The Mayor of St-Sévère, Jean-Yves St-Arnaud, told the Canadian Press on Wednesday that he had tried to call the Agriculture Department but was told it doesn’t deal with breeding animals.

He said the cows have caused more than $20,000 in damage since the escape.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 26, 2022.

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