DNR to hold hearing on approval of expanded Fond du Lac dairy farmThe DNR will hold a public hearing December third on a plan to double the size of a large Fond du Lac County dairy farm.
FOND DU LAC - The state DNR will hold a public hearing December third on a plan to double the size of a large Fond du Lac County dairy farm. The owners of the Rosendale Dairy wants to expand their herd to eight-thousand dairy cows – and they’ll need a DNR permit to spread the manure on fields. If approved, the dairy would become the largest in Wisconsin. DNR staffers have recommended approval, and the agency needs to hear public comments before granting the permit. The hearing begins at 5 p.m. on December 3rd at the Royal Ridges in Ripon. The project is a 70-million-dollar investment, and the cows would produce a total of 92-million gallons of liquid waste each year.