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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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Wheel detaches from tractor on road after nuts removed in ‘reckless’ act

Police in Scotland are appealing for information after a “reckless” act caused a wheel to detach from a tractor on a public road.

Police in Wick are investigating the “culpable” conduct that occurred between 21:30hrs on Monday 9th and 0730hrs on Tuesday, August 10th.

“The wheel nuts of a tractor were removed prior to it being driven on a public road, causing the tyre to detach from the tractor. Should you have any information about this incident, contact 101.”

Vandals cause over £50k worth of damage to tractors and leave death threats

Meanwhile, Police in Scotland has launched an investigation after vandals caused more than £50,000 worth of damage to two tractors.

The incident occurred in the Parks of Whitefield area of Banff between 8 pm on Tuesday, August 16th, 2021, and 6:30 am on Wednesday, August 17th.

The vandals smashed his GPS equipment, punctured his fuel tanks, and sprayed death threats on the Massey Ferguson machines.

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They also took power tools, which belonged to the farmer/agricultural contractor.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Scotland said:

“Police Scotland in Banff are appealing for witnesses after two tractors were damaged and tool stolen from within.”

“The tractors were extensively damaged with the cost to repair them estimated in the region of £50,000.”

In a statement, PC Hussain, the enquiry officer of Police Scotland, said:

“The tractors were badly damaged, which has put them out of action.”

“I would appeal to anyone in the area between the times. If you saw anything suspicious, call 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800555111 quoting incident 0473/17th.”

Breeder gifts 9 Highland cows to farmer after cow dies in dog attack

A farmer has gifted nine cows to a fellow farmer, who lost his Highland cow and an unborn calf in a dog attack.

Cameron Farquharson of Eggardon Hill Farm has received the animals from Stan Sadler, who was touched by Gladis’ story.

Gladis, a Highland cow, and her full-time unborn calf, were killed by “two dogs off their lead”.

The incident occurred on Eggardon Hill in Dorset on May 26th, 2021, as reported by us.

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