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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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In-calf cow mauled to death by Rottweiler

An in-calf cow has been mauled to death by a Rottweiler in the UK.

The four-year-old Highland was due to calve on January 28th, according to her owners, BCS Highland Cattle.

The out-of-control dog mauled the animal to death on Saturday, January 9th, 2021. The incident occurred on farmland in Quaker Bridge, near Brierfield in Lancashire.

The dog “ripped half of her tongue out and half of her face”, according to the family.

Highland cattle,
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In-calf cow mauled to death by Rottweiler

In a post on Facebook on the morning of the incident, the family said:

“We are sorry to announce that our beloved Lexi was killed this morning by a dog. Lexi was due to give birth to her first calf on the 28th January 2021.”

“We, as a family, are devastated. The dog that killed Lexi has been destroyed on-site Please can we send out to all dog owners. Please make sure you know where your animals are at all times.”

In another post, the family said: “Where do I start, this weekend has been one of the worst weekends of our life. But we like to thank everyone who has messaged our page and sent card flowers/photos for our beautiful Lexi.”

“We will keep everyone up to date with the progress of this tragic incident. Lexi was loved by us but also adored by people who had the pleasure to see her around where we live.”

“Lexi was not just a cow; she had a personality. She would put her head on your shoulder come for cuddles under your arm. Lexi would love to have kisses and share a carrot with ya, but her favourite were biscuits.”

“We went and collected Lexi’s horns yesterday as well as some of her coat. Lisa Moore, a good friend of ours, is going to make a lovely keepsake for us this I thank her enough.”

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