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Thousands of pigs killed in southwest Minn. fire

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HARDWICK, Minn. – A fire at a southwest Minnesota hog farm Sunday killed about 3,700 sows and many piglets.

Fire departments from eight different counties responded to a fire at New Horizon Farms near Hardwick in Rock County at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The facility represents about 20 percent of hog production for New Horizon.

“It appears to be a total loss,” said Bob Taubert, managing partner of New Horizon.

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