We have been made aware of an increase in poultry farm break-ins recently with all sectors – layers, broilers and turkeys – being targeted.
Please review your own security and also your ‘housekeeping’.
The NFU have produced this infographic last year in response to a surge in poultry farm break-ins. The advice focuses very much on attention to detail however, it is based on experience of the areas that activists focus on when they break into sheds. Please, if you are the victim of such activity, the NFU is there to help whether that be with any press coverage or signposting you to the Police. The Police have a unit dedicated to the actions of activists and the NFU is working with them specifically on farm break-ins.
If you suspect that you have been broken into but cannot be sure, please contact Gary Ford at the NFU and he can pass the details onto the specialist Police Unit. The impact on reputation (both of the individual business and the sector) and on the mental well-being of the keeper of the poultry cannot be over exaggerated.