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To establish a new livestock farm operation or expand an existing facility is a complex process. Water quality protection, odor control, existing land use and ownership constraints, and future land use or development patterns, are all considered in this process. Also included are facilitating feasibility and cost efficiency for the operator, maintaining esthetic character minimizing conflicts with adjacent land users, and complying with all applicable state and federal laws and local regulations. Through careful planning livestock farmers can increase productivity while developing or continuing good relationships with their surrounding community.
Current MDARD Site Suitability Selections
|Farm Business Name||Facility Description||County||Township||Proposed Location||Site Suitability Issued||Appeal Received||Appeal Closes||Appeal Result||Construction Approval||Final Approval|
|Reuben Miller||Finishing Hog||Branch||Quincy Twp||810 Newton Rd Coldwater, MI||6/15/2023||none||7/15/2023||n/a||8/11/2023||n/a|
|Barton Farm||Finishing Hog||Calhoun||Eckford Twp||6750 23 1/2 Mile Rd, Homer, MI||6/6/2023||none||7/6/2023||n/a||9/5/2023||n/a|
|Poultry broiler/layer||Cass||Silver Creek Tw||51501 Bakeman Rd, Dowagiac, MI||5/8/2023||6/18/2023||6/18/2023||site suitability affirmed||9/15/2023||n/a|
|Dave Eaton||Poultry layer||St Joseph||Sherman Twp||23268 Airline Rd, Sturgis, MI||9/15/2023||n/a|
Please submit completed livestock siting applications or questions to MDARD-LivestockSiting@Michigan.gov.