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Ireland's Oldest Cow Has Passed Away Aged 33

By James Fenton

January 23, 2017 at 5:25pm

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Ireland's oldest cow passed away last Thursday, the Irish Farmers Journal are reporting. 

The Angus cow named Jenny lived a long and healthy life on the farm of Finbarr, Sean and Margaret Deasy in Clonakilty, Co Cork.

Speaking of Jenny's passing, Finnbarr said:

"I came out to check the cattle around half eight and saw she was thrown out in the shed with her head out flat and she wouldn't get up. She made an effort to get up but she had a heart attack and passed on.

"We had a good few people to call to see her in recent months since she appeared last year in the Irish Farmers Journal. My parents were very disappointed, it was a shock to the system alright."

Jenny isn't the first cow to live such on long life in Ireland. Big Bertha, thought to be the oldest cow in the world, lived for 48 years before her death in 1993. She was subsequently stuffed by a taxidermist and placed on a farm in Beaufort, Co Kerry. 

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