Up to 40 bales damaged in Somerset farm vandal attack
A Somerset dairy farmer has took to social media to vent his frustration after vandals slashed and set alight several bales of silage, destroying much of his winter forage supplies.
Crewkerne-based share farmer Matthew Senior shared several pictures of the vandal-hit bales, which had been stored in a field near the farm.
Tweeting about the incident, Senior – who runs 300-cow spring-calving herd – said: “With forage at a premium, [we] certainly could do without vandalism on our bales yesterday milking time.”
With forage at a premium you certainly could do without vandalism on our bales yesterday milking time pic.twitter.com/ZwDJtA3mFDAdvertisement
— Matthew Senior (@MatseniorSenior) June 26, 2018
A substantial number appear to have been damaged in the attack, with 30-40 pictured with ripped plastic.
Farmers could do without needless added expenses such as this, particularly in what has been a tough year for primary producers.