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SHERIFFS OFFICE INVESTIGATES FARM CONDITIONS

SHERIFFS OFFICE INVESTIGATES FARM CONDITIONS

On Friday May 3, 2019 the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a
complaint of several deceased cows on a farm near Almena. Deputies
responded to the scene and located about 20-25 deceased cows.

Initial investigation shows that the cows were deceased over the winter months for several reasons, including winter conditions, illness or from
possible stray voltage.

Authorities say that all the other animals on the farm were in good health on the farm and have been moved to another farm until the stray voltage issue can be looked into and corrected.

While this case is still under investigation there appears to be no violations and proper disposal has been conducted with the animals. The owners, Charlie and Jody Hase, are cooperating fully with the Sheriff’s Department.

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