Jackson County Plan Commission will consider a rural Seymour couple’s request for a special exception to allow for a 4,000-head swine-feeding operation during its meeting tonight in Brownstown.
Nathan and Gwendolyn Newkirk want to construct an 80-by-412 building to house hogs in a confined animal feeding operation. The couple live at 10799 N. County Road 210E, Seymour, but the operation would be built on a family farm on County Road 950 North, northwest of Cortland.
“My wife and I are doing this for ourselves and so we can help our four kids out down the road,” Newkirk said Friday.
His family once raised hogs but gave it up in 2001 after market prices bottomed out a few years earlier.
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