Meet the Coleman Family
• Charlie is the fifth generation of Colemans to farm in the area.
• Charlie, and his wife Regan, have two young children Peyton age 5 and Tyler age 2.
• Regan is employed at the local hospital in Greenville and enjoys helping on the farm when she is available.
• Charlie has been grain farming for 13 years now.
• Curretly the farm consists of corn and soybean production.
• The Coleman’s are excited for their new adventure in pork production.
Construction and Operation Oversight
• The barn will be home to 2,480 head of pigs.
• It is oriented East/West and measures 101’ x 193’.
• This barn is a solid-sided, tunnel ventilation barn, with radiant tube heat.
• The barn has been constructed per stringent standards set forth by the Livestock Management Facilities Act (LMFA) governed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA).
• IDOA representatives inspected the farm before, during and after construction.
• Once in operation, the farm must continue to comply with the IL Environmental Protection Act, enforced by the IL EPA.
• Pigs will enter the barns weighing around 12 pounds, where they will be housed for six months until they reach market weight of approximately 280 pounds.
• They will have full access to feed and water.
• Computer controlled ventilation will properly control the temperature and humidity levels in the barns to give the pigs a comfortable environment.
Materials Sourced From Illinois Businesses
• Electrical for the barn installed by BK Electric, Griggsville
• Excavating for the barn and pond by Denny Winkler, Donnellson
• Main water lines installed by Darin Hediger, Highland
• Water lift station installed by Kohnen Concrete, Germantown
• Rock sourced and delivered by Dressler Trucking, Donnellson
• Plumbing by BK Electric, Griggsville
• Concrete pumping by Hunche Excavating and Concrete Pumping, Highland
• Concrete from Mid Illinois Concrete, Hillsboro and Greenville
• Lumber and sheet metal from RP Lumber, Hillsboro
• Miscellanous Concrete Supplies from Anthony Supply, Greenville
• Concrete work by alewelt Inc, Springfield
• Propane for the building from Blue Flame Propane, Vandalia
• Power supply to the barn by Laughlin Electric, Hillsboro
• Equipment installers with MNL farm systems, Rockford
• Pipe for pond structure from JCG Midwest, Moweaqua
Local Economic Benefits
• The hog farm will support jobs in the community pertaining to the construction of the barn, milling and delivery of feed, and transporting the pigs.
• A large percentage of local tax revenues will go to the Hillsboro Community School District #3.
• This hog farm will produce over 320,000 (5-7 oz.) pork chops and over 5 million slices of bacon per year, feeding the local community and beyond!
• In one year, the pigs will consume approximately 40,000 bushels of corn and 6,000 bushels of soybeans, grown by local farmers.