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Woodside Road Farmers Market will host the launch of a new scheme to help prevent agricultural crime. The Farm Watch scheme is being run in association with the Ballymena Policing and Community Safety Partnership and will crime prevention feature advice and product demonstrations from the PSNI.

Last year Farming Life reported that ‘Agri-Crime’ had fallen in Northern Ireland by around 20% in 2012. However rural crime still cost farmers in Northern Ireland approximately £3.4 million last year.

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A prize draw will be held where folks will have the chance to win two TRACKER devices. The Farm Watch will be held on Friday 31st January at the Farmers Mart, Woodside Road.

All members of the farming community are welcome to attend and participate in the prize draw