Theft from farms in the region is soaring according to new figures.
The Rural Crime Report released by an insurance company shows that it cost farmers three point four million pounds last year.
That's up by almost twenty two percent on the previous year.
The reports indicates that across the country rural theft cost forty four and a half million pounds in 2017, the highest level in four years.
And it indicates that farmers are using medieval methods of crime prevention, like using geese and dogs as early warning systems, as well as installing high tech security and fortifying their farms with earth banks and stockades.