Seaboard Foods says it is holding off for now on construction plans for the expansion of its hog operations in Greeley County, Kansas.
Its spokesman, David Eaheart, said Thursday in an email that the delay is based on the company's short-term projected needs for barn space to finish fattening its pigs. Seaboard still has long-term plans to build more barns in in the county.
He says the company plans to re-evaluate its projected space needs later this year to determine a start date for construction.
The company already has 180 hog finishing barns operating at its hog farm in Greeley County, and has gotten a permit to build an additional 120 barns nine miles away from that site.