Coleman Family

Donnellson, IL

Coleman Family


Meet the Coleman Family


Family History

•    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.


The Pigs

•    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.