Hearing Friday will focus on plan for large dairy outside Vale

Dairy cows move along a fence line on an Oregon farm. (Enterprise file photo/OSU Extension Service)

Local residents can learn more about plans for a large dairy outside of Vale and give their opinions during a state hearing this Friday, Oct. 29.

The former Recla Dairy about six miles west of Vale is seeking permission from the Oregon Department of Agriculture for a dairy with up to 9,000 cows.

The property has been sold to a buyer who hasn’t been publicly identified, but plans . . .