A farmer has been killed and another left seriously injured after two separate livestock attacks over the weekend.
On Sunday (April 8), a man in his sixties was killed by a ’freshly-calved’ cow on a farm in Co. Galway, Ireland.
This followed an incident at Mohill Livestock Mart on Saturday (April 7) when a man in his seventies was severely injured in a bull attack.
He was airlifted to hospital where he is still being treated for his injuries.
A spokemans for Aurivo Co-operative Society, which operates the mart said: “The gentleman concerned was airlifted from the site by the emergency services to Sligo University Hospital and his condition is being monitored.
“Management and staff at Aurivo will offer their full support to the gentleman and his family, and will be co-operating with the relevant authorities as an investigation is conducted into the accident.”
The incidents come just two weeks after a farmer in his seventies was killed by a cow on his farm in in Mullaghbawn, south Armagh.
Armagh Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin said the death had shocked the local community.
"This man was part of the farming community and we are all affected by such tragedies."
"Any death on a farm is one too many."