Large feedlot plans thwarted |

Large feedlot plans thwarted

According to news reports, Hand County, S.D., commissioners voted 3-2 against approving a conditional use permit for a 50,000 head feedlot, which would have been the biggest in the state.

Northern Prime Feeders LLC has been working to build a lot on the Eagle Pass Ranch property in the Ree Heights, S.D., area, between Highmore and Miller.

According to an AgWeek story, owners would have been Steve Munger, who lives in Brown County, and his sons, A.J. and Nate. They had announced plans to build the feedlot at the National Western Stock Show in Denver in January 2013. F

–staff report