Farms reeling from late February storm that wrecked barns and killed thousands of animals

Farms reeling from late February storm that wrecked barns and killed thousands of animals

Rob Schultz

Eau Claire Leader Telegram

The damage stunned Wisconsin’s new agriculture secretary during a recent visit to farms in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties where he witnessed barns with roofs caved in by heavy snow that fell on Feb. 23 and barns missing roofs that were ripped off by high winds that followed on Feb. 24. He saw cattle killed by the collapsed roofs and heard stories about all the injured cattle that were rescued but euthanized later.

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