Farmers across the Borders are being given forensic marking kits and instructions on using them properly.
The kits have been purchased by the Safer Communities Team at Scottish Borders Council to help tackle farm and rural crime.
Scottish Fire & Rescue Service will work alongside farmers and police officers to carry out the marking on property around the farm.
Following an increase in incidents farm crime is now a priority for police throughout Berwickshire and as well as the marking kits, a crime prevention event is being held at Whitsome East Newton Farm, Duns on Monday, October 26, from 6-8.30pm.
Inspector John Scott told last week’s Berwickshire Area Forum: “It is hoped as many local farmers will take the opportunity to attend the event that is being held in the evening to encourage more people to come along.”