North Dakota rancher, DEQ working to recover dead cattle from Missouri River

OLIVER COUNTY, N.D. (KFYR) – The Oliver County Sheriff says approximately 25 head of cattle are dead in the Missouri River after they fell through the ice on March 3.

Oliver County Sheriff David Hillard says it is believed the cattle walked on to and fell through the ice.

The Department of Environmental Quality is working with the cattle rancher to recover all the carcasses from the river.

“We have been working with the producer and they are working toward a good solution to get what carcasses they can get removed from the river,” said Karl Rockeman, director of Division of Water Quality.