Foster Farms Dairy 4 Expansion Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Foster Farms Dairy 4 Expansion Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
LU: Milk Cow Dairy/Field Crops Z: A-2-40 (General Agriculture 40-acre minimum) GPD: Agriculture
Document Description
The proposed project is the expansion of an existing dairy near the communities of Hickman and Denair in Stanislaus County. The project sponsor proposes to expand the existing dairy by adding four free stall barns, nine exercise pens, a maternity barn, a rotary milk barn, a water treatment pond and a mechanical manure separator to accommodate a total of 3,520 animals. This would represent an increase of 2,690 cows from existing numbers. All construction would occur within the existing foot print of the facility on land that has previously been graded for construction of the existing barns and corrals. Demolition of existing shade structures, open corrals, and a dairy barn, and modification of existing manure-handling facilities would occur with project implementation. No other modifications of the existing facility would be necessary to house the proposed increased herd. No additional irrigation facilities would be required.

Contact Information

Joshua Mann
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Department of Planning and Community Dev.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Hickman and E. Keyes Roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
019-041-032 and 033
Denair Unified
Other Location Info
City/ Nearest Community: Denair & Hickman

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Agriculture (Dairy)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Hydrology/Water Quality, Nuisance Insects

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