Innovative two storey farm raises local concerns

THE NETHERLANDS - Brabant farmers have submitted planning applications to build several enormous intensive pig farms.
calendar icon 30 May 2007
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The plans include two huge barns in Marle with accomodation for 19,000 pigs each. The barns will be 10 metres high and 145 metres long and the animals will be kept on two floors.

Nick-named 'pig appartments', the structures have been described as innovative by pig producers and industry representatives. However, some Brabant residents have raised concerns, mainly regarding the environmental impact of the farm, the potential noise and the unit's appearance.

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