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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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1-year-old bullock rescued from slurry pit

Firefighters rescued a one-year-old bullock from a slurry pit on a farm in County Derry earlier this week.

The incident occurred at a farm on Creamery Road, Coleraine at 9:56 am on Monday, April 12th, 2021.

Bullock rescued from slurry pit

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, said:

Firefighters were called to reports of a 1-year-old bullock stuck in a slurry tank. Firefighters from our large animal rescue team wore breathing apparatuses and used a gas monitor while rescuing the animal from the slurry pit. The animal was rescued alive and well with no injuries, and the incident was dealt with by 1.26 pm.”

The large animal rescue team from Omagh Fire Station, one appliance from Portrush Fire Station, two appliances from Coleraine Fire Station and the specialist rescue team attended the incident.

Woman rescued from slurry pit 

Last month, firefighters rescued a woman who fell into a slurry pit on a farm in the UK.

Fire crews and an ambulance attended the scene of the incident in Silsden on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.

In a brief post on Twitter, on March 3rd, a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Amazing work from our crews at Silsden yesterday!”

“Firefighters managed to rescue a female who had fallen into a slurry pit on a farm. Although our Firefighters were Covid19 secure, it looks like the slurry wasn’t following social distancing rules!”

In a brief post on Facebook on March 2nd, a spokesperson for Silsden Fire Station said: “The crew managed to rescue a female who had fallen into a slurry pit on a farm in Silsden.”

“Good work all round, and it was nice to catch up with SC Goldwater. Although we were Covid-19 secure today, we weren’t able to stay away from the slurry.”

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