Flatulent cows spark farm blast

Last updated 14:41 28/01/2014

Relevant offers

Dairy

Gran cheesed off with red tape Confident about their farming future Top tips from best in business Tail-breaking farmer sentenced Timaru 'hollow' without dairying More farm-gate milk price cuts predicted Demand for choc-milk outstrips supply Ten calves crushed by trucks Liquid gold for chocoholics Payouts to rise when ban ends

Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows has exploded in a German farm shed, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said.

High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames," the force said in a statement today (NZ time).

One cow was treated for burns, a police spokesman added.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content