CHELSEA, S.D. (AP) – A swine feedlot proposed for north-central South Dakota could house more than 8,500 pigs.

The feedlot application is pending approval from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which posted a public notice on its website .

Barry Kerkaert of Wesley Farm in Pipestone, Minnesota, is planning the operation southwest of Chelsea, South Dakota, in Faulk County.

According to the public notice, the proposed feedlot could house up to 7,844 head of swine weighing 55 pounds or more and 704 head of swine weighing less than 55 pounds.

The site’s manure pits would have at least 270 days of liquid manure capacity. The manure would be applied to fields in Faulk County.

Comments can be submitted online until Jan. 11.



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