Manchester Farmer Charged after Stealing Feed in Cattle Operation


Janelle Tucker, KMCH (IA)

March 30, 2021


A Manchester farmer has been charged with theft after stealing from a fellow farmer.


59-year old Curtis Maurer was arrested March 17th. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says they conducted an investigation into the theft of grain and protein from a farming operation run by Maurer. The Sheriff’s Office says Maurer operated a custom cattle feeding operation at two different sites in Delaware County. The cattle at these sites were owned by Kenneth Moellers of Cresco. Moellers provided DDG protein to Maurer to feed the cattle.


However, authorities say Maurer used excess feed provided by Moellers to feed his own cattle. The theft...