Scottish Natural Heritage have released a statement to ITV Border describing the risk of crayfish transfer to silage bales as "very small."
– Spokesperson for Scottish Natural Heritage
"It is the first time that we have come across reports of signal crayfish being transported in silage bales.
"Although it's feasible that crayfish might get caught up in the bales the risks of transfer of live crayfish between river catchments is very small."
A meeting has been held in Galloway to highlight the impact of non-native crayfish.
The problem has existed at Loch Ken for a number of years, and now it's affecting farmers in the area.
Watch the full report from Fiona McIlwraith below.
A meeting has been called to discuss the impact that North American crayfish are having on farms around Loch Ken.
The non-native species is causing problems in cattle feed and is said to have almost completely destroyed the biodiversity of the Loch.