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LITCHFIELD -- The president of the Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms said today she was "deeply saddened" to see "disturbing" video of the mistreatment of egg-producing chickens at their farms.


Beth Sparboe Schnell said the video released today by an organization called Mercy for Animals is "shocking" but "isn't who Sparboe Farms is."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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