Hog farmer looks to expand; neighbors raise concerns



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Lloyd Arthur says operations like his "are the most efficient way to raise hogs." (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)


Lloyd Arthur is planning to expand his hog operation by constructing two animal barns on CR 300S, which is a permitted use on the land. Nearby residents have raised many concerns, including how the farm would affect property values. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)


HANCOCK COUNTY — Wearing plastic boots over his shoes to mitigate tracking something in that could purge his herd, Lloyd Arthur turns on his heels in one of the long barns of his hog farm to check on some piglets that are clearly not happy, the danger being that they were inadvertently laid upon by the sow.

“It’s just a brother and sister fighting,” Arthur said, returning from the farrowing barn.

The quarreling swine siblings are just two of hundreds of newborns at Arthur’s confined feeding operation in southwest Hancock County.

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