A police investigation has been launched in Somerset after a sample of bull semen was stolen from a farm.
Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the unusual incident, which happened between December 30 and 31.
The criminals broke into a farm in Cossington, north of Bridgwater and stole the cattle semen.
The police force tweeted: "Farm watch alert:- unusual theft. Between Dec 30-31 artificial insemination cattle semen was stolen from a farm in Bell Lane, Cossington, Somerset.
"If you have any information regarding this incident or were in the area and have dash cam footage which may assist our enquiries please ring Police on 101 quoting ref 5218287005, or txt the info line on 07492 888109.
Btwn 30 & 31 Dec artificial insemination cattle semen stolen from a farm in Bell Lane, Cossington. If you have info or have dash cam footage which may assist, ring 101 ref 5218287005 or txt info on 07492 888109 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111 #ruralcrimematters— ASPolice Rural Crime (@ASPRuralCrime) 2 January 2019
"If you wish to report anonymously please contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111 #ruralcrimematters"