Buckeye Egg Disputes Auction Reports

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 05:30 AM
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Buckeye Egg Farm is disputing reports that an auction today (thursday) in Licking county is the beginning of its dismantling process. The company's chief financial officer, Matt Doyle, says 390 acres of excess farmland will be auctioned at the Hartford fairgrounds. He says the company has been leasing the land to farmers and had a buyer for it, but the deal fell through. Doyle says that on July 27th, Buckeye Egg owner Anton Pohlmann's estate, including land, a house and a horse barn, will go on the auction block. He says the company will use money from the sale to pay down debt. Buckeye Egg is awaiting a ruling from Licking County Common Pleas Judge Greg Frost that could close down its barns and mean the end of the state's largest egg producer. It has been the target of complaints about flies, odor, and environment problems in Licking, Wyandot, Hardin and Marion counties.

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