A northwest Iowa farmer has been charged in an animal neglect case after several dead cattle were found on two farms near Remsen. Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo says his office began investigating farms managed by Andrew Vaske after receiving complaints last week.

He says they got the help of a veterinarian who went out and examined the livestock and issued a report that the animals were being neglected, and some immediate attention needed to be taken. Van Otterloo says so far there is just one charge against Vaske.

Van Otterloo says he faces one charge of animal neglect, and they are talking with the county attorney and looking at other charges. The sheriff says some additional charges "are likely."