Stock Theft

Manual for the prevention of Stock Theft

The farmer's guide to the prevention and handling of Stock Theft.  English version.

Handleiding vir Veediefstalvoorkoming

Die boer se gids tot die voorkoming en hantering van Veediefstal.  Afrikaanse weergawe.


Identification of animals - the first line of defense against stock theft !

Aim:  To manage the national register for Animal Identification (AID) marks that will act as a first line of defense against stock theft, enhance identification of property and support traceability.

1.  Administering the Animal Identification Act.
2.  Manage the national register for animal identification marks as the animal identification system.
3.  Develop a policy on animal identification.
4.  Ensure equal access to service providers regarding animal identification.
5.  Contribute towards black economic empowerment and job creation by registering marking operators.

Refer to the Info Pack.

2014 RSA Stock Theft statistics 

Brigadier Vinesh Singh, Head of the Stock Theft Unit in Pretoria made a presentation to the National Stock Theft Prevention Forum held in March 2014 illustrating statics of stock theft and the targets and outcomes relating to detection rates, cases to court, trial ready cases and conviction rates within the provinces as well as on a national basis.  The green block indicates that actions relating to stock theft cases are above the acceptable averages and the red block indicates below the average.  See slides of full presentation.