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    Fire at pig stud farm kills up to 200 animals in NSW southern highlands

    Thu 9 Apr 2015 by Emily Laurence (ABC)

    This article relates to the following facility: Boen Boe Stud Piggery (Aussie Pigs)

    Up to 200 pigs are thought to have been killed in a fire on a stud in the New South Wales southern highlands.

    Fire crews were called to the Boen Boe piggery at Joadja near Bowral at about 10:00am on Thursday.

    Inspector David Bartlett from the southern highlands Rural Fire Service said crews arrived to find multiple sheds alight.

    "The sheds were holding livestock. From what I understand there has been multiple livestock losses due to the fire," he said.

    "We do have a fire investigator investigating the fire as we speak but those circumstances of the fire are yet to be determined."

    A Department of Primary Industries vet was on scene treating injured livestock.

    The blaze took three hours for firefighters to extinguish.

    Police are now investigating the cause.