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More than 150 head of cattle fostered from farm

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Authorities said a new farmer will begin fostering the cattle after separating the healthy from the sick. Authorities said a new farmer will begin fostering the cattle after separating the healthy from the sick.
Skinner was charged with 21 counts of cruelty to animals. Skinner was charged with 21 counts of cruelty to animals.
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities are taking care of more than 150 malnourished cattle in Jackson County after the arrest of their owner.

A truck with grain was brought in Monday afternoon to begin feeding the cattle on a farm on County Road 418 in Dutton. A new farmer will begin fostering the cows and they plan to begin separating the sick cows from the rest Tuesday morning.

Dead cows were found on the property.

"I think they were buried this weekend," said Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen. "State law requires that they be buried within so many hours."

The original farmer, Tracy Stephen Skinner, has been ordered to stay off the farm and is due in court next month on animal cruelty charges.

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