Dodge County Concerned Citizens
P.O. Box 757
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
Telephone: (507) 583-7718
Swine Trend in Dodge County
1997 2002 2007 2012 2017
USDA Number 59,487 105,366 162,605 162,492 169,168 Avg/Site 2,586 4,215 5,081 5,078 5,359
(Average for Large Facilities Only)
One swine barn with 2,400 feeder pigs generates as much manure as a town with 7,000 people. Dodge County has a human population of approximately 21,000 or the manure equivalent of swine barns holding about 7,200 feeder pigs.
Swine held in Confined Animal Feeding Operations ("CAFOs") are owned by corporations and not by the local operator. These corporations get most of the profits and we have to deal with all the manure.
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