How to protect your farm from animal activists

An agricultural solicitor has shared helpful advice for the UK agri-food sector following the rise in incidents of animal activism.

Farm shop owners warned to stay vigilant amid worrying data revealed

NFU Mutual urges farm shop owners to “stay vigilant” after new figures revealed the true cost of crime to UK rural retailers. 

Take security and safety seriously, farmers warned

ATVTrac, the dedicated security machinery tracking specialist, is continuing its mission to get farmers and landowners to take security and safety more seriously, as machinery theft continues to rise across many regions of the country.

Farm theft – is your farm secure?

According to the NFU, rural crime in the UK rose by 22.1% last year and cost an estimated £49.5m – crimes including fuel thefts, livestock rustling/worrying, fly-tipping as well as stolen machinery, equipment and vehicles.

Staffordshire farmers call for action following 18 rural crimes reported in six months

Staffordshire farmers met with local police officers, demanding tougher action after 18 crimes were reported in just one area of the county in six months.

Appeal issued after gang butchers and steals dozens of lambs from two neighbouring farms

Police appeal for information following a double case of lamb slaughter and theft in Shropshire – prompting farmers to reassess their livestock security. 

Farmers warned following rise in diesel thefts 

Farmers have been asked to protect their vehicles against increasingly regular fuel thefts in rural areas of Western England.

Farmers warned about criminal gangs targeting popular pick-ups

Police have been urging farmers to secure their pick-up trucks as they are increasingly targeted by thieves – often for overseas export.

Stolen farm equipment worth £80k recovered in Essex

Rural engagement officers from Essex have returned more than £80,000 of stolen machinery and equipment after a tip-off directing the authorities to a Nazeing industrial estate. 

Hundreds of sheep stolen as livestock rustlers target UK farms

UK farms have been targeted by livestock rustlers who steal animals and sell them on the black market. 

Shropshire farmers warned after recent burglary and car thefts 

Shropshire farmers have been warned to protect their farms against crime following recent farm burglary and vehicle thefts. 

New animation provides free security tips for farmers

Cyber security experts at Lancaster University have produced a dynamic and informative cybersecurity animation specifically designed to provide farmers with free essential knowledge about keeping their farms secure in a digital world.

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