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Farmer struggles after lightning strike kills 8 cows

GREEN COUNTY (AP) -- A Green County farmer says his dairy business is struggling to recover after a lightning strike killed 8 of his cows this week.

Brad and Cathy Timm were at home Thursday evening when a loud boom rattled the entire house. The boom was apparently a lightning strike that hit a tree at the edge of their field. Eight cows that had been gathered around the tree were killed.

Timm had about 40 cows, meaning the loss represents nearly 20% loss in income. That doesn't include the fact that the cows were worth about $15,000.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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