Barrick Family Farms to Break Ground on $20 Million Swine Facility

Barrick Family Farms to Break Ground on $20 Million Swine Facility

November 6, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0
Crews beginning preliminary construction work for the Barrick Family Farms Swine Facility near Lockhart.

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/6/20)

Ada, MN — An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Sunday for the Barrick Family Farms Swine Genetic Breeding Facility north of Ada. The Norman County Commissioners gave the official green light for the roughly $20 million facility by approving the Conditional Use Permit on October 15th. The project will include two barns, a 120,000 square ft gestation barn and a 67,000 square foot farrowing barn, that will accommodate more than 16,000 hogs. Norman County EDA President Kari Kirschbaum says this project will have a major impact on the county, economically and otherwise.

The actual location for the Swine Facility in section 25 of Lockhart Township, or approximately 3 miles east of Lockhart on County Road 5. Construction crew have already begun some ground work. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place this Sunday, November 8th from 10:30am until 2pm with the first shovel going into the ground at 10:30am. R & J News plans to have a reporter on-site for the groundbreaking.