Barrick Farms and Protein Sources LLP Break Ground Near Lockhart Township, Norman Co. MN

Barrick Farms and Protein Sources LLP Break Ground Near Lockhart Township, Norman Co. MN

November 11, 2020 Farm News News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ Uncategorized 0

Members of the Barrick Family, Karen and Roger Kurpius, Norman County Commissioner Lee Ann Hall, MN State Senator Kent Eken, Norman County Commissioner Marvin Gunderson break ground at the future site of the Barrick Family Farms & Kurpius Lockhart Facility.

Dirt work has started on the Swine Breeding Facility near Lockhart, MN. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on the location of the new site Sunday, November 8th. Senator Kent Eken, several county officials, and members of the Barrick family had the chance to tour the future site to get a sense of the layout of the buildings following the ceremony. The facility will affect around 30 million pigs per year when it is fully operational. Barrick Family Farms board member, Alex Barrick says they are excited to bring such an influential facility to Norman County.

Alex Barrick Looking Forward

Equipment was hauled in as soon as permits were in place and stakes were put in the ground. Beginning in about a month, pieces will be hauled from Wells Concrete locations around the state to be placed.  Rick Girard of Wells Concrete says a large portion of the two buildings, totaling around 190 thousand square feet of production area under roof, is already poured and ready to be set in place.

Rick Girard Construction Progress

Currently, the construction timeline puts animals in the building as soon as August of 2021.

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