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PIC looks to expand swine breeding operation

by 5m Editor
19 December 2006, at 4:19pm

US - A swine breeding operation with 3,000 sows farrowing 60,000 baby pigs a year plans to be operating within two years southeast of Mound City.

The $16 million to $18 million multi-building facility would create 47 full-time and 10 part-time jobs, said Marly Hiatt of Bowling Green, Ky. He is sireline and business development manager for PIC USA, the company that wants to expand into Campbell County. The annual payroll would be about $2 million.

Opponents have concerns about odor and waste handling. "I live here because of clean air, clean water and low crime," said Alan Rau, who farms about four miles from the plant site. "This has the potential to reverse all three of these."

Supporters point to the economic boon for the county and to an increased tax base. "It's a win-win situation," said Ralph Hanson, coordinator of the Campbell County Economic Development Group.

Source: Aberdeen News

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