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Protecting Your Livestock
“It was only a couple of cows that went missing. I’m sure they would have been taken by someone nearby, but I don’t reckon the police have time to worry about a few animals. Besides, I wouldn’t want the word to get out that I’d pointed the finger at anyone around here.” Farmer, Gippsland
Victoria Police estimate the value of stolen livestock in Victoria at more than half a million dollars per year. It is a significant cost to farmers and ultimately to the community as a whole.
Many farmers fail to report livestock theft because they do not think police can do much about a relatively small scale report. But that one report might provide the final piece of information needed for an investigating officer to solve a livestock theft investigation and charge a thief.
Protect yourself from stock loss. Don’t wait until the day before sale to tag your livestock.
The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is Australia’s system for livestock identification. It enables livestock to be tracked from their property of birth to slaughter.
Always report livestock loss, no matter how small the incident.
Any information you have could be vital so contact police, or contact Crime Stoppers in complete confidence.
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Crime Stoppers are asking the community to be their eyes and ears this summer. If you have information regarding someone you believe may be involved in arson call 1800 333 000.