Farmers In Midlands Warned Of Dangerous Handling Practices

It follows a serious incident in Westmeath last week.

Farmers are being reminded of the dangers of handling cattle, after a serious incident in Westmeath last week.

A farmer was attacked and mauled by a suckler cow, that had recently calved.

A neighbouring farmer and a vet were present and managed to fence off the animal and administer first aid.

The man is now recovering from serious injuries in St. James' Hospital, Dublin.

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association is urging farmers to be more safety-conscious, and extra vigilant when dealing with calving cows.

President of the Laois-based group, Edmond Phelan, has this advice:

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