Farmer rams cows

Waikato Times Weekend - - NEWS -

A Waikato farmer who ad­mit­ted he used a four-wheel-drive ve­hi­cle to hit dairy cows has been con­victed and fined $3500. Kerry James Mur­phy, 29, was em­ployed as a man­ager at a dairy farm in Te Kauwhata in April 2015 when he drove his four-wheeldrive ve­hi­cle down a farm race to re­turn a herd of dairy cows back to their orig­i­nal pad­dock. Once the cows started mov­ing, Mur­phy drove in be­hind the herd and hit them with the bull bars of his four-wheel-drive. The cows at the back of the herd were run­ning as fast as they could, but Mur­phy con­tin­ued to drive into them with his ve­hi­cle, Min­istry for Pri­mary In­dus­tries spokesman Gary Orr said.

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