AN 81-year-old Kyogle farmer is lucky to be alive afterbeing trampled by a cow yesterday morning.
The man is reported to be in a serious but stable condition after being kicked and stomped on by the cow on a property on the Summerland Way near Woodenbong.
The incident occurred between 9am and 10am while the man was working with cattle on the property north of Kyogle, about 10km from Woodenbong.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was despatched to the scene justafter 10am.
The injured farmer was treated at the scene by ambulance officers before being airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital.
He has suspected chest and facial injuries.
A NSW Ambulance Service spokesperson said the man received facial lacerations and was suspected of having a fractured jaw.
Some reports suggest the farmer may also have been gored in the neck by the cow’s horn.