Dairy Farm Devastated by Flames

Those flames broke out at a barn at Jonas Cold Springs Farm near Pleasant Mount around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The structure that was destroyed was a one-story dairy barn, containing over 100 cows.

The patriarch of the family, Ed Jonas, tells Newswatch 16 that he could not even count how many people with trucks and trailers showed up to help rescue the cows inside. Jonas believed 31 cows were saved. They were taken to a relative’s barn not far from the Jonas property, but Jonas says about 100 cows did not make it out.

“It’s just a sad situation. When we heard about it, my wife was in tears. It’s just a sad tragedy for that family,” Bob Jackson said. Jackson grew up with the Jonas family.

Neighbors like Jackson describe the family as people who would do anything for anyone. Wednesday, neighbors, friends, and other farmers returned the favor. They came out to offer condolences, bringing food and snacks, and offering any help they could.

“I think that’s normal in our area. Any farmer would do that.”

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to support the Jonas family. On it, it says “the farming community is a family,” and that “any little bit could help.” The page raised over $2,000 in a day.

“I’m sure everybody will step up and do whatever they need. Myself, too. If they need anything, all they have to do is ask,” Jackson said.

Jonas says he believed the direction the wind was blowing prevented the flames from spreading to another barn on the property that contained nearly 80 more animals.

Fire officials believe the fire started in the front milk storage room and is being ruled an accident.

“I just wish them well. They know where we are, and where the neighbors are, and everyone will help them out,” Jackson said.

Any claim arising from the information contained on the eDairy News website shall be submitted to the competence of the ordinary courts of the First Judicial District of the Province of Cordoba (Primera Circunscripción Judicial de la Provincia de Cordoba), Republic of Argentina, in the city of Córdoba, excluding any other jurisdiction (Federal jurisdiction is also excluded).


Criteria in the moderation of comments that eDairy News will take into consideration in all its publications.

  • They will not be considered insults of any kind against anyone,, whether a user, moderator or publisher. Complaints made with the name and surname of the author of the commentary will only be accepted after confirmation by the moderator.
  • Unsubstantiated and gratuitous destructive criticism or expressions of bad taste, whether offensive, racist or xenophobic.
  • SPAM, (Insert links to web pages not related to the subject, provide emails, etc...)
  • Comments that are meaningless with the footnote or the dairy sector.

Related posts