Missouri farmer finds 32 cows killed by lightning strike


CABOOL, Mo. (AP) — A farmer in southern Missouri says he discovered more than 30 of his cows were dead after lightning struck his property.

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2p27kws ) reports dairy farmer Jared Blackwelder discovered the dead cows Saturday. A veterinarian confirmed the cows were struck by lightning.

Blackwelder says he's not sure if his insurance will cover the loss. His cows are certified organic so they're worth more than conventional cattle, and he estimates a total loss of more than $60,000.

Wright County Missouri Farm Bureau shared Blackwelder's story on...

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