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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: Woman rescued after falling into slurry pit

Firefighters rescued a woman who fell into a slurry pit on a farm in the UK yesterday (Tuesday, March 2nd).

Fire crews and an ambulance were called to the scene of the incident in Silsden.

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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Alleged arson attack

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the UK, police are investigating an alleged arson attack that occurred on a pig farm on Friday night (February 26th).

Pink Pig Farm in Scunthorpe has been subjected to two alleged arson attacks over the course of lockdown.

Some 140 straw bales worth approximately £10,000 were set alight in the most recent incident on Friday night (February 26th).

A group of youths were reportedly seen on Pink Pig Farm before the large blaze broke out.

Sally Jackson of Pink Pig Farm told Grimsby Live that the fire could have led to “people getting seriously hurt”.

“We were very lucky in that it was wet and not windy that night. Otherwise, the fire could have quickly spread,” Sally said.

“Our pigs were around 100m away. It would have only taken a bit of dry tinder for them to be in danger.”

“We’ve been told that there were a number of teenage boys on the bales shortly before the fire started. We have been given several names, which we have passed along to police. They are looking into the cause now.”

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