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Waikato Piggery Plans May go to Appeal

by 5m Editor
2 May 2008, at 8:30am

NEW ZEALAND - A Waikato pig farmer is considering an appeal against a decision to reject expansion plans that would take his business 1,100 to 22,000 pigs.

The proposed pig production site, at Kereone, near Morrinsville, would cover an area of 42,000 square metres. It also includes a 300 tonne per day organic waste digester to process the pig slurry and organic waste and produce biogas.

The owners, the McIntyre family, say the total development would have cost between $30 million and $60 million.

Owner Ken McIntyre says the biogas plant would also benefit the local community, because it would have given businesses a place to send their organic waste, as well as providing electricity that would have been fed back into the national grid.

View the Radio New Zealand story by clicking here.

5m Editor