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Thousands Of Pigs Killed In Massive Minnesota Barn Fire

Around 4,000 sows and 7,000 piglets died in the fire at a hog farm Saturday.

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No people were hurt in the fire but the farmhands are reeling from the loss of livestock.

"This is really hard for us right now," Cougar Run employee Kaycee Gebhart told CBS Minnesota. "A truck is replaceable, barns are replaceable, but these hogs are our livelihood and we cared for them every day. They were more than just livestock to us."

The farm's owner, Pipestone System, said they will have to regroup after the loss of their animals.

"When we have a livestock loss like this, we lost a lot of animals so the owners of this farm will regroup and start over," CEO Luke Minion said.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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