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.

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