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Roof collapse kills several cattle in Wisconsin

As people in Marathon County continue to dig themselves out from last week’s massive snowstorm, Seehafer’s Acres in Marshfield is forced to rebuild a barn that collapsed killing several of its cattle.

Owner, Ken Seehafer says no humans were hurt during the incident, but people were inside when it happened including his son, Jesse, and grandchild. The barn was not even 15-years-old. “It could have been so much worse,” Ken said.

Jesse Seehafer took over his father’s farm after his father retired. He was in the barn milking cows when he saw the roof cave in. “We heard a bunch of noise, we thought the snow was sliding off the roof; then we looked up and saw the roof fell in,” said Jesse.

Luckily Seehafer’s Acres did have insurance which will cover the damage to the roof.

In the meantime, nearly 270 cows have been relocated to the Roger Ross farm in Marathon County.


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