Grazing animals can also be a target for criminals and should be treated like any other valuables, employing crime prevention measures where necessary.
Things to consider
- If possible, try not to leave animals in isolated or unsupervised places where they are vulnerable to either theft or injury, particularly injury caused by humans or their pets
- Check the security of perimeter fencing/hedging and make regular checks of fields where animals are kept to ensure perimeter fences are not breached
- Use eartags, horn brands and freeze/hot brand, mark or tattoo animals to make them easier to identify
- Take photographs of animals, particularly ones that are valuable or could be attractive to criminals