Eau Claire County Board limits large livestock facilities

The Eau Claire County Board on Tuesday, after a lengthy debate, approved a six-month moratorium on large-scale livestock facilities that will have 1,000 or more animal units. The moratorium also applies to the expansion of existing livestock facilities if the number of animal units kept at the expanded facility will be 1,000 or more. The moratorium, approved by a 23-5 vote, can be extended for up to six months by a majority vote of the board. Supervisors Carl Anton, Steve Chilson, Gary Gibson, Ray Henning, and Pat LaVelle cast the dissenting votes. Supervisor Joe Knight didn’t attend the meeting. Livestock facilities are defined as a feedlot, dairy farm or other operation where livestock are or will be fed, confined, maintained or stabled for a total of 45 days or more …THIS IS HUGE…A COUNTY WORKING FOR THE CITIZENS AND THEIR HEALTH…!!

Source: Eau Claire County Board limits large livestock facilities

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