About 100 cylinders of bull semen – worth up to $1,000 each – have exploded after a fire ravaged a cattle-breeding farm overnight.
At least 30 firefighters rushed to Yarram Herd Services at Rodgers Street in Yarram, south-east of Victoria just after 3 am on Tuesday.
The blaze took emergency crews two-and-a-half hours to contain.
Workers at the cattle breeding farm were forced to clean up the mess after the cylinders exploded.
A spokesman from the Country Fire Authority [CFA] in Victoria told Daily Mail Australia ‘the fire completely shredded the building’. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances behind the fire. Nobody was injured in the fire. Police and staff from a power company also attended the scene.
The non-for-profit company provides services such as artificial insemination and breeding advice. Committee Vice Charmain for Yarram Herd Services, Aaron Thomas, told the ABC the cylinders were worth between $500 and $1,000 each. The semen inside varies in price and can range from $5 to $95 per straw.
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