£1.7m subsidy plan for security on tractors
A pilot scheme that offered farmers a subsidy to fit security devices to their machinery is to be extended across Northern Ireland, Justice Minister David Ford has said.
Through the initiative – delivered by the Rural Crime Partnership – farmers will be able to access a discount when purchasing a tracker device to be fitted to a tractor. In the event that the tractor is stolen, the signals emitted by the device can be used to trace and recover it.
Mr Ford said that the pilot initiative protected over £1.7m worth of farm machinery.
Farmers can register their interest by calling NFU Mutual on 028 9081 8688.