RCMP livestock detective patrolling the region once again.
The previous livestock detective retired back in March of 2015, so Nicola Valley Stock Breeders Association president John Anderson is certainly welcoming of the news.
"This left a pretty big hole by the position not being filled immediately. We've been advocating strongly with the RCMP to have the position filled since, so this is great news. Especially when it comes to us ranchers being able to follow up on missing cattle, and other stuff like that."
The RCMP livestock detective will be based out of Kamloops.
They are tasked with assisting local detachments in landowner disputes, poaching, theft and other cases requiring specialized knowledge of the cattle industry.