Fatal accident inquiry held after TV farmer 'killed by cow' 

Derek Roan, 71, died in hospital following an accident at Barnbarroch Farm near Dalbeattie in June last year.

Fatal accident enquiry launched after TV farmer dies in incident with cow near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway Facebook

A fatal accident enquiry has been launched following the death of a farmer who is understood to have been killed by a cow.

Derek Roan, 71, was rushed to hospital after an accident at his family farm of Barnbarroch Farm near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, in June last year.

The farmer, who had featured in a documentary on the BBC, died in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after being injured by one of his own cows.

A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) is now to be held to examine the circumstances around Mr Roan’s death.

Les Brown, Procurator Fiscal for the Dumfries and Galloway district revealed the first hearing is to be held at Dumfries Sheriff Court in March.

His family confirmed his death a statement issued via Roan’s Dairy, saying he was a “beloved husband” to and “devoted father”.

“It is with deepest sadness to announce the tragic death of Derek Roan at Barnbarroch Farm,” they wrote.

“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 to what has happened and it will take some time for us to come to terms of not having him around.

“All Derek’s hard work was for his two passions in life – his family and his farms. Derek was well known within the farming community and many other circles. He will be sadly missed by all.

“We would like to thank everyone for sending their condolences during this difficult time for us. The Roan family.”

NFU (National Farmers’ Union) Scotland president Martin Kennedy said the union had lost a “real stalwart”.

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