KDHE’s Response on 2/27/2014 to our Comment on the Ladder Creek Expansion
Sierra Club Comment on 11/15/2013 to KDHE on proposed expansion of Seaboard Ladder Creek site to 180 barns confining 200,000 mature hogs.
Overview on August 16, 2013 of Seaboard Food’s Ladder Creek Hog Production Complex.
Current capacity is 132,000 mature hogs @ slaughter weight of 280 pounds. Seaboard has applied to expand by 50% for a total of 198,000 mature hogs.
Overview Photos (after first 3 photos below)
1) The Seaboard Foods Ladder Creek hog feeding complex in Greeley County will hold up to 132,000 mature hogs when completed. Seaboard has filed
an application to expand that number by 50%.2) The reason for a minimum biological treatment level (10 feet) is to dilute the raw waste so it breaks down better, and odor is reduced.3) The “lagoons” are 20 feet deep, so the depth of water is 20 feet minus the number viewed at the water’s edge. The intermediate mark donotes one-half foot.