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Theft Prevention Tips
  • Lock gates
  • Brand livestock - make sure the brand is recorded
  • Take pictures or video record livestock and equipment
  • Display Trespass signs
  • Don't build pens close to a highway
  • Don't leave keys in equipment
  • Don't park trailers or equipment close to the highway
  • Participate in your local law enforcement crime watch program
Type of Cases Investigated
  • Cattle Theft                                                            
  • Animal Cruelty and Abuse                                   
  • Animal Complaints                                                  
  • Equipment Theft                                   
  • Loose Livestock
  • Diesel Fuel Theft                                                    
  • Copper Theft                                        
  • Farm - Crop Theft                                            
  • Beehive Theft        
  • Palmetto Berry Theft
  • Trespassing
How To Report a Theft
If you believe livestock or equipment has been stolen, contact law enforcement
or the Ag Hotline at 1-800-342-5869.
Be prepared to provide them with:
  • Your name, address and telephone number
  • What was stolen
  • When the theft occurred (between what dates)
  • When was the last time you saw your livestock
  • Were there any identifying marks on the livestock
    • brand
    • ear tags
    • ear notches
    • marks or scars
    • pictures of livestock




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