Sheep rustling on the rise

Sheep rustling is on the rise, according to The Independent.

Police have investigated 19 incidents in the past year, involving 2,000 animals. Livestock theft costs farmers £3.5m annually.

NFU Cymru (the Welsh National Farmers’ Union) is calling for farmers to join its new Farm Watch scheme, launched last week, to prevent the theft of their sheep and other animals.

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