Cattle

Calf rescued after falling 20m down a mine shaft

Amy Gladwell

BBC News Online

A calf has been rescued by fire crews after falling 20m (65ft) down a mine shaft in Cornwall.

Cow
Tolvaddon Community Fire Station

Blizzard the calf was hauled up at Wheal Rose near Scorrier by two fire crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station on Tuesday.

He was left "in a good condition with only minor abrasions" after the ordeal, a spokesman told the BBC.

Rescue
Tolvaddon Community Fire Station
Rescue
Tolvaddon Community Fire Station
Calf feeding from mother with fire crew behind
Tolvaddon Community Fire Station

The calf was later safely reunited with his mother.

Cumbrian auction mart puts sales online to beat lockdown

Online viewings start today for the first pedigree bull sales from the Cumbrian auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington under a new system.

The auction itself, for the 120 pedigree Limousin bulls and 40 cows, starts on Friday and will be the first of a series of sales.

Limousin cows
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Because of the coronavirus pandemic traditional auctions have been stopped, so the company had to create a new way of selling cattle online whilst still being able to show a transparent bidding process.

Sales for pedigree Shorthorn, Belted Galloways, Simmental, and other breeds will continue throughout May.