Cormack mink farm looking to grow

Published on August 28, 2013

CORMACK — Na-tallie Ranch Ltd. is looking to expand its mink farm in Cormack six-fold.

The farm has registered expansion plans for environmental assessment with the Department of Environment and Conservation.

The registration document outlines a plan to increase its current capacity of 2,500 female breeders to 15,000 breeders. That would entail the construction of six new mink sheds and a storage/lunch room building in two phases.

The farm, located at the end of Birch Avenue, hopes to begin the first phase this year and complete the project in November 2014.

Each shed will have an automatic manure system to transport manure to pits, where it will be trucked off-site for use by local dairy farmers.

The undertaking was registered for environmental assessment Monday. The deadline for public comments is Oct. 1 and the minister’s decision is due by Oct. 10.