Thousands of pigs killed in fire
HARDWICK, Minn. – A fire at a southwest Minnesota hog farm Sunday killed about 3,700 sows and many piglets.
Fire departments from eight different counties responded to a fire at New Horizon Farms near Hardwick in Rock County at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
The facility represents about 20 percent of hog production for New Horizon.
“It appears to be a total loss,” Bob Taubert, managing partner of New Horizon, said Monday.
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