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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Barn roofs collapse under snow on Wisconsin dairy farms, killing cows

Barn roofs collapse under snow on Wisconsin dairy farms, killing cows: Barn roofs in northeastern Wisconsin have collapsed this week under the weight of heavy snow, killing cows and disrupting milking operations.

One of the largest barns held 1,100 cows. But all of them got out safely before the roof fell in, said J.J. Pagel with Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee.

“It’s pretty much a total loss. Over two-thirds of that roof collapsed,” Pagel said.