Farmers Warned to Do More to Protect Livestock

Sheep rustling may sound like a thing of the past however sheep rustling cases have more than doubled in the last 12 months with Northern Ireland, Wales, Lincolnshire and Lancashire being the worst hit areas. It’s estimated that more than 60,000 sheep were stolen in the UK in the first ten months of last year, with 9,000 being taken in north-west England alone.

Insurance company NFU Mutual says that livestock theft is costing farmers around £6 million a year and these figures are just based on insurance claims so the actual total may be much higher. Police are warning farmers that they need to be extra vigilant and take more precautions to ensure their livestock are protected.

This means farmers need a secure space in which to keep their animals and that’s where the expert team here at Leominster Construction can help. Whether your current agricultural building is in need of a refurbishment or you need a whole new building constructing we can assist you with our bespoke design and building service.

Here at Leominster Construction we provide our customers with the full service from survey and design to planning permission and of course construction. Whatever your requirements we will ensure we meet every one of them.

So if you’re in need of somewhere to in which to protect your livestock or even your farming machinery make sure the professionals here at Leominster Construction are your first port of call. Be sure to browse our website and if you would like any further advice or information don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01568 612 943.