Farmers urged to ramp up security measures as clocks go back
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Farmers have been urged to ramp up security measures to avoid becoming victims of rural theft after the clocks go back this weekend.
Figures by NFU Mutual show that farm theft costs were at their highest in the autumn and early winter months of 2021 and 2022.
In particular, smaller high value equipment such as GPS and quad bikes were being stolen in high numbers.
There are also concerns over a recent surge tractor and telehandler theft, which could worsen as the clocks go back on Sunday 29 October.