Farmers requested to mark livestock

2015-04-30 06:00

The Uitenhage police are appealing to all farmers and stock owners to count their stock regularly and to report any missing stock immediately.

“It is also very important that farmers and stock owners mark their animals,” said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Gerda Swart.

According to the Stock Theft Act, 1959 (Act no 57 of 1959) all owners of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs must register an identification mark at the office of the registrar of animal identification. Each owner must mark his/her animals in the prescribed manner.

“Livestock owners should at all times report the theft of all livestock on their property immediately. The longer the delay, the less the possibility of achieving success.”

The mission statement of the Stock Theft Unit is to render exceptional service to all livestock owners by means of the combatting and successful investigation of stock theft.

)Enquiries: Uitenhage Stock Theft Unit on 041 996 3340 or 082 958 9099.


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