100 cylinders of cattle semen explode at Yarram Herd Services

Rough day at work: Raging blaze sparks a massive explosion of 100 cylinders of bull semen at a cattle breeding farm – forcing a big clean up

  • At least 30 firefighters rushed to the breeding facility just after 3am on Tuesday 
  • The blaze took emergency crews 2.5 hours to contain the site is being cleaned
  • A worker at the farm said the cylinders were worth up to about $1,000 each

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 3am 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.

About 100 cylinders of bull semen, worth up to $1,000 each, have exploded after a fire ravaged a building at Yarram Herd Services (pictured) 

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. 

Committe 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.  

A spokesman from the Country Fire Authority [CFA] in Victoria told Daily Mail Australia ‘the fire completely shredded the building’ (stock image) 

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