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Kauai dairy farm scales back plans

Neighbors are concerned about odor and pollutants and effects on health

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 26, 2014

~~<p>Developers of a proposed Kauai dairy cow farm will start with a small herd in response to environmental concerns.</p>
<p>On Friday, Hawaii Dairy Farms announced a two-step approach for its 578-acre farm in Maha&shy;ulepu Valley. The first phase will use 650 to 699 cows to demonstrate the viability of the operation and allow time to establish the pastures, according to Kyle Datta, general partner of investor Ulupono Initiative. In the second phase the farm expects full operation with 2,000 cows.</p>
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Developers of a proposed Kauai dairy cow farm will start with a small herd in response to environmental concerns.

On Friday, Hawaii Dairy Farms announced a two-step approach for its 578-acre farm in Maha­ulepu Valley. The first phase will use 650 to 699 cows to demonstrate the viability of the operation and allow time to establish the pastures, according to Kyle Datta, general partner of investor Ulupono Initiative. In the second phase the farm expects full operation with 2,000 cows. Login for more...



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