A COW found itself stuck in a a cesspit near Bromyard.

Emergency services were called to Acton Beauchamp on Tuesday (December 12). 

The 30-month-old milking cow was trapped in three feet of waste and water.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crew from Bromyard, plus the station’s animal rescue team, arrived in the afternoon alongside a veterinarian from Belmont Farm and Equine Vets who was able to ensure the cow’s welfare.


The waste first had to be drained from the pit before the animal was sedated and had straps secured around it.

Once it was safe to do so, the cow was lifted out from the pit using specialist animal rescue equipment and carried a short distance into a barn where it was allowed to recover on a bed of dry straw.

Locals soon took to social media to praise those involved in the rescue, with Hilary Bidewell saying: “Poor thing. I hope she's ok.

“Thank you for her rescue, you all did a great job.

“I hope the cesspit has a cover fixed over it now.”