Published Saturday, 29 September 2012
The farmer was taken to the Ulster Hospital for treatment to his injuries. (© UTV)
The man, who is believed to be 54-years-old, was taken from the pit by the Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) in Dundonald at around 4.40pm on Saturday.
It is understood the incident at the Comber Road property also involved a bull.
The victim was taken to the Ulster Hospital for treatment to his injuries, where he is said to be stable.
NIFRS Station Commander Brian Stanfield said two fire engines and 13 firefighters were involved in the rescue operation.
"They knew the risks and a quick risk assessment was carried out," he told UTV.
Two weeks ago Co Down farmer Noel Spence and his two sons, Graeme and Nevin, died in a slurry tank accident at their family farm.