Prize bull hit by car after escape
PULASKI, Pa. (AP) -- A bull killed when it was hit by a car in western Pennsylvania turned out to be a prized animal that was going to be shown at the Lawrence County Fair this week.
Gail Phillips, of Pulaski Township, says the 2-year-old bull named Huey pushed open a gate and escaped from its trailer at their GNS Farms on Friday. Township police say a car driven by Jason Schreckengost, of Rimersburg, hit the bull on Route 422 that night.
Schreckengost was treated at a hospital for injuries, but has since been discharged.
A heifer that also escaped from the same trailer couldn't be found that night, but found its way home Saturday.
Tractor injury kills Wis. farmer
TOWN OF BYRON, Wis. (AP) -- Fond du Lac authorities say a Town of Byron farmer has died as a result of a head injury he suffered in a tractor accident this week.
The sheriff's office says it was notified Friday that 59-year-old Lee Batterman had died at a hospital.
Authorities say Batterman was on his farm Thursday afternoon when he was hit by a tractor driven by his 26-year-old son.
Batterman suffered serious head injuries but was conscious when emergency responders arrived.
The sheriff's office and Fond du Lac County medical examiner's office are investigating.
Agrium offers a billion for AWB
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fertilizer company Agrium offered more than $1 billion for Australian grain producer AWB, its second major buyout attempt in as many years.
The offer, announced Aug. 11 for $1.34 per share, is an attempt to swipe AWB from rival GrainCorp. Ltd., which has already made a bid for the company.
Agrium lost its hostile takeover attempt of CF Industries. It officially dropped its $5.5 billion bid in March.
CF acquired Terra Industries for $4.7 billion the following month, creating one of the world's largest fertilizer companies and putting to end a year of maneuvering between the two companies.
Agrium Inc. said the per-share price is a 57 percent premium to AWB's trading price on July 29, before AWB Ltd. agreed to a tie-up with GrainCorp.
The deal, worth $1.23 billion in Australian dollars, or $1.50 per share, would require the unanimous support of AWB's board.