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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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Man (86) dies after crash on farmland

A man (86) has died after a crash between two farm vehicles in the UK.

The incident occurred in North Devon yesterday (Sunday, August 29th, 2021).

Man died after crash 

In a statement, a spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said:

“Shortly before 15:20hrs on Sunday, August 29th, 2021, an incident occurred on farmland at Flydon Hill, Heasley Mill, near South Molton.”

“Two agricultural vehicles were in a collision on the farmland. Sadly, as a result of the collision, an 86-year-old male was declared deceased at the scene by South West Ambulance Service.”

“Two other males, aged 58 and 55, were uninjured. Local officers, as well as the Roads Policing Team and Local Crime team, attended the location.”

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“The Next of Kin have been informed. An investigation into the circumstances of the incident has been commenced.

“Anyone with any information regarding the incident are asked to contact Police on 101 quoting log number 687 29/08/2021.”

Sheep with ‘blunt force trauma’ to head found dead in Tipperary

Gardaí in Co Tipperary are investigating an incident involving a sheep that a farmer found dead over the weekend.

According to Fethard Gardaí, a farmer found one of their sheep dead with a “blunt force trauma” to its head.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána Tipperary said:

“Fethard Gardai are investigating a disturbing incident which occurred on 28/8/2021 in the Moyglass area of Clonmel District.”

“A sheep was found dead by its owner with blunt force trauma to the animal’s head.”

“Gardai are issuing an appeal for any witnesses or persons with CCTV/Dashcam footage to contact them at Clonmel Garda Station on 0526177640,” the spokesperson concluded.

Gardaí slam tractor driver

Meanwhile, Gardaí have slammed a tractor driver, who caused “a line of at least 50 vehicles without availing of any opportunities to pull in” on a road in the south-east of the country.

Gardaí highlighted the incident on social media on Saturday, August 28th, 2021.

See more here.

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