MOUNT SOLON, Va. (AP) - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual theft: $250 worth of bull semen.
Lt. Dennis Back said Tuesday 10 containers of the semen were reported missing from a Mount Solon, which is located about halfway between Staunton and Harrisonburg. They were stolen from a barn.
Jean Schofield is with the North American Breeders Inc., a semen collection center in Berryville. She said if the semen wasn't stored in liquid nitrogen, it's probably worthless.
Schofield told the News Leader of Staunton bull semen is used to selectively breed specific traits.
High-quality bull semen can fetch as much as $400 to $500.
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