Manure equipment may be the culprit for the Texas dairy explosion

The local county sheriff says an overheated manure handling system igniting methane in the barn may have caused the problem.

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Photo via Castro County Sheriff’s Office

Earlier this week, an explosion happened at Southfork Dairy Farm in Castro County, Texas. It killed 18,000 cows and left one employee in critical condition.

The local county sheriff says an overheated manure handling system igniting methane in the barn may have caused the problem, according to Brownfield Ag News.

The Texas A&M Forest Service says the region is still in a high fire danger area.

Update via Brownfield Ag News

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