In Manchester, Iowa, the July 14 tornado made its way east through town, causing damage to several buildings, including National Farmers newly acquired Manchester Livestock. Nathan Wessels, a marketing center representative, said they lost the southern half of the building, but the arena and main portion of the building remained standing.
National Farmers Iowa member Marv Lynch used his mini excavator to clean between the alleys and remove debris from the top of the pens. The size of the building that went down was 92 feet wide by 112 feet long.
“The winds blew the roof off the storage building and when it landed on our property, it tore the electrical service off and punched two holes in our building,” said Jim Hayes, Wisconsin National Farmers national board member.