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E-M:/ Muskegon River watershed - Bennett horse farm wants to raise hogs



More manure, another location.
Senator Gerry VanWoerkom is just thrilled to add more manure to his district.
 
 
A Newaygo County farmer who wants to build a large hog-rearing facility that would house 3,800 animals finds himself squeezed by powerful economic forces and environmental concerns.
 
Bennett Farms Livestock LLC is seeking local and state permits to build a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, at 8170 S. Brucker in Sheridan Township -- about seven miles southwest of Fremont.

The so-called factory farm would be a finishing operation, growing 40-pound hogs into 250-pound hogs. The mature hogs would then be sold and a new batch would be brought in.





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