Preventing Livestock and Poultry from Escaping and Being Stolen: Using the Right Fence
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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and Poultry from
Escaping and Being
Stolen: Using the
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Farmers, regardless of the size of their properties, face different challenges every
day. One of most common difficulties is livestock or poultry theft. The impact can
vary from mild to serious.
Earlier this year, reports of a farmer who had more than 100 sheep stolen with
an estimated value of $20, 000 made headlines and caused concern. Many claim
that it was not uncommon in Australia to hear news about hunters, instances of
trespassing, and threats of killing livestock, but some of these cases involve
animals escaping and never coming back. Farmers argued that there should be a
team of country police to protect them, but that group was decommissioned in
Root Cause of the Problem
Stolen and escaped animals are something farmers have been worrying about for
a long time now. While some have already lost truckloads of poultry and
livestock, others feel stressed and frustrated with the persistent loss of five or
ten. Due to the high prices for chicken, sheep, cattle and pig, it is no wonder
thievery of the same is so prevalent.
What many farmers do not realise is
that the great escape can happen any
time of the day. It can be in the middle
of the night, when things are calm and
people are fast asleep. It can also
happen in the morning, when farm
owners are busy preparing for the day
ahead. Chances are, no one could not
notice that one is already missing until
the following day when they go out to
feed the animals.
To prevent such situation, it’s important
to invest in the right type of rural
fencing. The first step every farm owner
should take is to inspect their property
carefully, and then look at it through
the eyes of an intruder.
A sturdy fence is necessary to keep poultry and livestock in place. Fortunately, a
high-quality chain mesh fence provides extra security, durability and versatility.
The material is a great barrier for any farm, as it is long lasting. Chain mesh
fencing is highly resistant to corrosion, and can withstand the harsh weather of
With the right type of fencing, farm animals are less likely to get out of their
confines. Farmers, however, still need to watch out for predators and thieves.