Three dairy cows have been rescued after becoming stuck in an underground slurry pit.

Fire and Rescue crews from Newtown and Montgomery attended the incident at a farm in Mellington, near Churchstoke, at 5.52am on Thursday, April 11.

The cows had fallen into a slurry pit and were safely rescued by firefighters using a concrete disk cutter, fire service slings and the farmer's telehandler.

The operation took more than three hours, but Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service reported that all three cows had survived without being harmed.

Group Manager Steve Rowlands, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This was a very successful extrication by our crews. It certainly wasn’t a quick job, as firefighters had to ensure that enough space was cleared so that the cows could be removed safely and without injury."

He added: "I would like to thank the crews for their professionalism and thorough work at this incident.”

Emergency services left what was described as a “large animal rescue” at 9.08am.