Farm machinery should be concealed away from roadside if possible and given a unique mark to prevent theft.
That’s according to Garda Colum Ó Cúiv of Tralee Garda Station, speaking as Gardaí crime prevention week is launched.
Garda Ó Cúiv says, as the evenings get shorter, farm yards may be targetted.
He says new products – such as ultra violet pens which are invisible to the naked eye – can be employed to mark machinery and verify ownership in the case of a theft.
Garda Ó Cúiv says it’s important to keep a record of chassis numbers and to photograph farm machinery.