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Help needed: animals need homes due to snow

Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dairy Business Association
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Because of the recent heavy snowfall, there have been many reports of farm buildings collapsing.

We have received calls from members looking for a place for their animals that have been displaced.

We are attempting to help these members find a home for their animals. If you have space, please contact us as soon as possible so we can connect you with someone looking for a home.

Also, if you are looking for a home for your animals, please let us know and we can add you to our list.

Contact Tim Trotter at (920) 643-6347 or ttrotter@widba.com, Nicole Barlass at (920) 980-3141 or nbarlass@widba.com, or Lauren Brey at (920) 392-1220 or lbrey@voiceofmilk.com.

Although the snow has stopped falling, the risk increases as the snow melts and gets heavier. It is important to be alert and assess your buildings for damage regularly.

If you need to remove snow, please consider whether hard hats should be worn in freestall barns with heavy snow loads. It is also important to note that if efforts are being made to clear snow from barn roofs, OSHA fall protection rules should be followed to avoid people falling off or through openings in roofs. You may want to consider a local roofing contractor as a resource for solutions if conditions warrant.

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