News:  Little Black Twshp. - Proposed New Dairy LLC (29 Jan 2004)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/31/2019

Originally published in the Star News, January 29, 2004

In the world of agriculture, the family farm has been the traditional unit of measurement and the catch-phrase in every rural politician’s stump speech as sure as motherhood and apple pie.

However, a sweeping change in farming has moved agriculture away from the ideal of self-sufficient family farmstead to a complex industrial center where raw materials are trucked in from specialty producers and finished product is trucked out.

Some call these factory of feedlot farms - terms heavy with negative connotations. Those who study these things call them concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) and say they are the face of the future in agriculture as margins continue to narrow and costs continue to climb.

There is nothing new about CAFO’s, they have been around for decades, what is new is that a group of investors has announce plans to build “North Breeze Dairy, LLC” a 4,000 cow dairy operation on 133 acres on Section 26 in the Town of Little black, not too far from the intersection of Elm Avenue and Gibson Drive.

Last week, two busloads of area residents, about 90 altogether, traveled to Lake Breese dairy in Malone, not far from the eastern shores of Lake Winnebago.



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