Police are investigating the theft of about $70,000 worth of bull semen from a farm in southern Minnesota.

Mower (MOH'-ur) County Sheriff Terese Amazi (AM'-uh-zye) says a LeRoy man reported Tuesday that a storage canister with vials of bull semen was taken from his unlocked barn.

The theft happened sometime between April 1 and 7. The man said the only time he and his hired hand were away from the farm was on Easter Sunday.

The Austin Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1HRkCPi ) reports the canister was worth about $500, and the vials of semen were worth from $300 to $1,500 apiece.

Police have no suspects.

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Information from: Austin Daily Herald, http://www.austindailyherald.com