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500 cows displaced after dairy farm in Brandon destroyed by storm

NOW: 500 cows displaced after dairy farm in Brandon destroyed by storm


BRANDON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There are roughly 500 cows that need to be transferred to different farms after the storm completely destroyed their barn.

Nicole Sina and her family drove past Pebble Knolls Dairy Farm in Brandon which was completely destroyed by the storm.

"Pretty much in shock and then right after the shock it's like we go tot help," said Nicole Sina, a Ripon resident.

She has no connection to the farm and doesn't know who runs it, but she stopped to help the cows.

"I'm just trying to make sure that they stay in the fence so it's easier for these people," said Sina.

The farm is home to about 500 dairy cows that are now being taken to a nearby farm. They survived the storm with just a few scratches.

"They're actually at the bunk eating even though there's wood and debris in their way. They are actually just fine," said Abbie Wirt with Waupun Veterinary Services.

In nearby Alto, firefighters say they're responding to downed trees and power lines and are receiving numerous calls.

"Stay in place. Stay out of this area. Nobody's coming in, nobody's going out except emergency personnel at this time," said Ben Vellema, Brandon-Fairwater Firefighter.

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