One farmer is not planning to buy fertiliser any time soon after 40,000L of Flexi-N fertiliser spray was stolen from a farm in Kukerin. Dumbleyung police are looking for information about a medium or heavy rigid vehicle with a large tank that could have been used to transport the liquid fertiliser. Dumbleyung police officer-in-charge Sergeant Alby Van Den Berg said the theft was reported by a farmer in South Kukerin. “The fertiliser has gone missing in the last week and it was reported by a farmer after he discovered the tank was empty with noticeable tyre tracks in the area,” he said. “To have a spray theft is most unusual. It’s not uncommon to have livestock occasionally knocked off and certainly more common to have fuel stolen from tanks around farming sheds, but between 30,000L to 40,000L of fertiliser spray — that’s something new.” Sgt Van Den Berg said dedicated equipment and a pump would have been involved. “It definitely would have taken a pump to get it out and into a truck. It sounds like someone doesn’t want to pay for fertiliser this year,” he said. “We’re definitely looking at a farmer wanting to cut costs.” If Dumbleyung police identify the people or person involved, charges would be laid, he said. “The quantity and value of the fertiliser — it’s not just a minor stealing charge,” Sgt Van Den Berg said. Anyone with information is asked to call Dumbleyung police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.