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Catherina Cunnane
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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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PHOTOS: Firefighters remove iron sheeting from shed to rescue cow

In recent days, firefighters in New Zealand rescued a cow after she became trapped in the centre of a rotary parlour.

Fire and Emergency NZ – Canterbury and a vet were called to the farm to perform what was described as a “complex” rescue.

Cow rescued 

In a statement, a spokesperson for the fire service said:

“Our crews from Dunsandel and Burnham were called this morning to assist a farmer and a vet to remove this cow from the centre of the milking platform.”

“To complete this complex rescue, the crews had to remove the iron sheeting from the shed roof while the vet sedated the cow.”

“They then used a Hiab to lift her over and out back onto the soft paddock she was meant to be in.”

“The cow is now resting up while she recovers from her little adventure. We hope she is up and moooooving about soon,” they added.

Men hospitalised after separate farm incidents

Across the waters in the UK last month, firefighters rescued a male that was stuck inside an overturned telehandler.

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According to firefighters, the machine had left the road and had overturned in a field.

In a statement, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said:

“The driver was not physically trapped, and fire crews were able to help them out using crew power. They were handed over to the ambulance crew for a precautionary check.”

The crew also responded to reports “of a male stuck in a combine harvester by his arm”.

The incident occurred in Sandhutton in the UK yesterday on Thursday, July 22nd.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene shortly at approximately 1:30 pm.

“Crew extricated the male and handed them into the care of the air ambulance crews. Line rescue, HGV platforms and lone board used.”

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