Kaleb Cooper shares 'nerve-wracking' update as he fears further loss to farm: 'Fingers crossed'

Kaleb Cooper

Kaleb Cooper faces nervous wait as cattle are tested for TB following loss

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 26/09/2023

- 14:18

The Clarkson's Farm star faced a nervy start to his day on Tuesday

Kaleb Cooper has candidly shared insight into a rather tense day he's faced on the farm.

He revealed a number of the cows he owns away from Jeremy Clarkson's Diddly Squat are facing TB tests following a tumultuous summer.

Earlier this year, Cooper fought back tears as he revealed he had three reactors to TB among the cattle he owns.

In an attempt to make sure things go smoother heading into the autumn, his cows face testing - although it's left Cooper a bag of nerves with the prospect of further loss looming.

Sharing a video to his Instagram as he ruffled the coat of one of his cows, Cooper put on a brave face as he quipped: "Always the ginger ones that are the most friendliest..."

Spotting the chance for a joke, he continued: "I'm not gonna say anything but I'm not ginger, I'm strawberry blonde so..."

WATCH HERE: Kaleb Cooper shares TB update

Turning his attention back to the day ahead, Cooper said: "TB test today... always nerve-racking! Fingers crossed!"

Cooper reiterated his nerves in a separate post on his contracting business page - although he clearly tried to remain in high spirits.

The Clarkson's Farm star playfully trapped his brother inside the cattle crush that was going to be used for the tests.

"Nothing like a bit of brotherly love!!" Cooper penned alongside a laughing emoji. "Getting the cattle crush set up for TB testing today."

Cooper followed his caption up with a series of fingers crossed emojis ahead of the daunting tests.

He was joined by his fiancée Taya on the farm as well as his two young children, Oscar and Willa, as the Cooper clan prayed for a positive outcome.

In an emotional post back in August, Cooper shared firsthand what the effect an outbreak of bovine TB had had on him.

"Now, today's a bit stressful," he said in the tearful video. "I've just found out the place where I have my dairy cows, the 21 dairy cows that I bought, has got three reactors to TB.

"I don't really know how to describe the emotion. I mean, I know it's not all my cows and I don't know how he feels but... it's hard," he added referring to his partner who he'd purchased the animals with.

A teary-eyed Cooper added: "It's not good. Three reactors so therefore we've got to test again in two month's time. That's three cows we've lost that are milking."

Kaleb Cooper's family

Kaleb Cooper's family joined him on the farm


Cooper will be hoping the rest of his cows come out of the tests unscathed.

While Cooper faces an anxious wait at his Chipping Norton base, Clarkson is facing much more enjoyable tasks as he films new episode of The Grand Tour alongside Richard Hammond and James May.

The Clarkson's Farm frontman shared a snap from filming of himself alongside May and Hammond as fans rejoiced at the prospect of new episodes.

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