A Hope pork producer has approval to build a new 2,000-head hog confined feeding operation near Old St. Louis.
Monday, the Bartholomew County Board of Zoning Appeals gave Jeff Shoaf approval to build the hog barn.
Shoaf has also obtained a permit from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to build the hog farm.
The farm will be located at 11420 E. County Road 800N. The hogs would be raised in a building that would be approximately 82 feet wide and 205 feet long, with an 8-foot-deep manure pit under the building.
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