Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Dear Rick, The Betley operation is not a family farm, it is a very large CAFO

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Dairy barn roofs collapse under heavy snow, killing and trapping some cows in northeastern Wisconsin.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/17/2018)
The Betleys were in the house when the first section of their barn roof buckled and broke under the snow’s weight. 
It was about 5:30 a.m. 
“We heard a big, crashing, rumbling noise. We didn’t know what it was, but we knew something catastrophic had happened,” Jena Betley said. 
They have several barns on their third-generation family farm that milks 1,500 cows.

Source:  Wisconsin Cheese

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UPDATE. Rising to the level of her incompetence: Cathy Stepp takes her Scott Walker-approved, chamber-of-commerce natural resources management act to the federal level.  (12/25/2017)
UPDATE. Wood County Wisconsin residents are rightly concerned about population growth (more than 5000 cows) and the stench and pollution that goes with it.  (12/7/2016)
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and well pollution are in the news again.  (12/22/2015)
September 2015 UPDATE: On June 6, 2014, employees of Michael, Best & Friedrich donated $28,046.81 to Scott Walker and $500 to Mary Burke.  (9/17/2015)
In the news:  Concentrated animal feeding operations.  (9/17/2014)
Missouri voters enshrine ALEC's "Right to Farm" idea within its state constitution.  (8/6/2014)

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