Tornado may mean end of Ky. dairy

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Severe storms and a tornado plowed through Kentucky last week, leaving behind a trail of destruction that could mean the end of a Larue County, Ky., dairy.

According to WDRB News, the National Weather Serviced confirmed an EF2 tornado packing winds of more than 100 miles per hour. After taking a direct hit from the storm, there isn’t much left of the Rock Brothers Dairy Farm near Hodgenville, Ky.

Now, the owners of the 120-head operation are questioning their future.

"We built all these structures over the years. It's not good to wake up and see it, but you have to keep moving. When you have a dairy farm and barns go like this, you have to take a second look and say 'hey, do I want to do this again?'" owner Mark Rock told reporters.

"It's just tough to rebuild after something like this. You have to really want to do it. We've got barns down. We've got house damages. I'll just be curious to see how much we want to rebuild and how much we don't," he added.

The dairy lost a few animals injured as the tornado ripped through the farm. The rest of the herd was relocated immediately after the tornado to save their milk.

Click the video above for the interview or here for more from WDRB News.

Earlier this year, another tornado destroyed a Georgia dairy, killing two cows and scattering debris for miles. Read, “Tornado tips through Ga. dairy, kills 2 cows.”

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