Neighbours concerned as hog farm construction is set to begin

US - Developers of a proposed hog facility hope residents will be more tolerant of the project once they understand more about such facilities and how they operate.
calendar icon 15 October 2007
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New Horizon Pork has completed preliminary work to build a hog containment facility that will house up to 2,400 hogs about 1½ miles north of Roanoke.

The corporation was expected to be granted building permits for the facility this week, and construction is expected to begin as soon as next week.

But the proposal has met with opposition from neighboring landowners and some village residents who would like to see it stopped before it gets started, even though there is little chance that will happen.

The developers have met requirements of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Several residents appeared at a recent Village Board meeting to protest the project.

Source: Pantagraph
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