Farmer, 71, dies in horror ‘cow attack’

A “well-liked and well-respected” farmer died in a horror cow attack as his heartbroken family pay tribute.

Derek Roan, 71, was attacked by a cow at Barnbarroch Farm, near Colvend, Scotland, it’s understood.

The farmer was a popular figure within the community, and was described as having a “special talent” for bringing people together as chairman of the local council.

The Scots granddad was rushed to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary following the horror incident on Sunday but sadly died a short time after.

His loved ones confirmed his death in a moving statement issued via the family firm Roan’s Dairy, the Daily Record reports.

His family has been milking pedigree Holstein cows at Barnbarroch for six generations.

They said: “It is with deepest sadness to announce the tragic death of Derek Roan at Barnbarroch Farm, beloved husband to Kathleen, devoted father to Stuart, Steven, Leeanne, father in law to Aylett, Tracey and Tony and proud Papa to Fergus, Fraser, Andrew, Lucy, Daisy and Skye.

“We are totally devastated and still in shock at what has happened and it will take some time for us to come to terms of not having him around.”