Ohio Feedlot seeks dramatic growth

US - Ohio Feedlot no longer wants to double in size. It wants to nearly triple.
calendar icon 15 December 2006
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The state's largest cattle feedlot farm, located just east of South Charleston, has amended an earlier request to grow to 20,200 head of cattle to a new request for 29,200, according to a letter submitted to the Clark County Commissioners on Thursday.

The original request to increase from its current 9,800 head to 20,200 was submitted in July. That request hasn't been approved yet, Ohio Department of Agriculture spokesman Bill Schwaderer said.

The letter to county commissioners stated the farm, at 11000 Huntington Road, would demolish six barns and construct 50 new structures to accommodate the increased population.

If approved, the increased head count would classify Ohio Feedlot as one of two Ohio cattle farms with more than 10,000 head. Harrison Ethanol has 2,000 dairy and 10,000 beef.

The expansion fits into the county's plan for increasing agriculture-related businesses in the South Charleston area, County Commissioner John Detrick said. He said the county has worked with the farm to ensure the roads would handle the anticipated truck traffic in the area.

Source: Springfield News-Sun

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