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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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VIDEO: ‘There is basically a whole kitchen’ – fly-tippers target farmer

Richard Cornock, best-known as The Funky Farmer, who was victim to fly-tipping last week, has taken to social media to vent his frustration.

Fly-tippers targeted one of the eighty-cow farmer’s field, which he visited along with his children.


In a video on YouTube, the 145-acre farmer explained how he was notified:

“My boys and I have had a lovely afternoon and got haircuts. When I got a haircut and a cake, I got a phone call to say that someone has just spotted this. I came back here to deal with. They probably saved themselves £100.”

“They even shut the gate. There is basically a whole kitchen. There is a hob, an oven, rubble, concentrate, air filters, tin cans, a roof and a syringe.”

“This is what some horrible people do. I am so angry. Can you believe what I have to deal with? Can you believe what someone has done?”

“To drive in a field and dump that. At least if they dumped it at the side of the road, the council would have dealt with it.”

“This really upset me because someone literally drove in here and did that in 30 seconds. It is going to take me hours to clear this away, and what am I going to do with it all [waste]?

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“I make YouTube videos for fun, and people see farming life, but I have to show you this. I am so cross and upset; I have to deal with what other people do.”

“British farming looks after the countryside, and people come and do this,” he concluded.

Members of the local community rallied around the dairy farmer to perform a clean-up operation.

Fly-tipping incident on Scottish farm

Last year, a Scottish buffalo farmer was targeted by fly-tippers for the second consecutive week.

Steve Mitchell, the proprietor of the Buffalo Farm in Auchtertool, said it is “frustrating that someone thinks that this is acceptable”.

“I am not going to bother with the police or with the council. I am bringing a load of buffalo dung and tipping it in your shop. It is so unnecessary.”

“There is a wee surprise coming for those who did this. I promise to keep my threat that there is a tractor and trailer coming to tip a load of dung at your shop front.” the angered farmer stressed.

“I don’t care what the consequences are because you clearly have no respect for other people in the community, countryside or wildlife.”

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