STRATFORD, S.D. (AP) — A Hutterite colony near Stratford is planning to expand its swine operation.

The American News (http://bit.ly/2vy6gDv) reports that an application has been submitted to grow the animal feeding operation by 2,400 head of swine to a total of nearly 10,000 head.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources says in a public notice that the facility will also include 770 beef cattle, nearly 150 mature dairy cows and 125 dairy heifers.

The department is accepting public comments on the proposed expansion through Aug. 19. A Brown County commission would also have to approve the application.

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Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com