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Appeals Court Upholds Award in Dairy Farmer's Suit Over Stray Voltage

An appeals court decided that a Waverly, Minnesota, dairy farmer can be awarded damages from a local coop because of the effects of stray electrical currents from the coop's transmission lines on his dairy cows. Stray electrical currents, which were con
July 23, 2013

An appeals court decided that a Waverly, Minnesota, dairy farmer can be awarded damages from a local coop because of the effects of stray electrical currents from the coop's transmission lines on his dairy cows. Stray electrical currents, which were conducted through the ground rather than a neutral wire connected through the farm, were found to have killed and stressed a number of cows. The amount of damages that Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association will pay is to be determined by the county. Read more here.

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