Feedlot Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
o Any feedlot over 1,000 animal units will need to obtain either an NPDES or SDS permit as described HERE.
- Feedlots of 100 animal units or more require manure testing to be completed
- Feedlots of 300 animal units or more require a manure management plan
- Want to develop your own manure management plan? Use the MPCA Manure Management Plan Worksheet
- Feedlots of 500 animal units or more require notification of all property owners within a 5000’ radius of the facility
- Feedlots of 800 animal units or more require a conditional use permit
o Manure stockpiling and application from feedlots outside of McLeod County, greater than 400 animal units, requires either a 48/24 Hour Administrative Permit, which allows for stockpiling of manure for no more than 48 hours and requires incorporation within 24 hours, or a Special 2 Month Administrative Permit, which allows for stockpiling of transported manure from September 1st to October 31st.
o Manure Stockpiling Setbacks:
§ 100’ of any private well
§ 300’ from surface tile inlets
§ 660’ from any new or existing single-family residence
§ 1000’ from rivers, streams, lakes, or DNR protected wetlands types 3-8
§ 1320’ from public or private drainage ditches and any area rezoned to a rural residential district, church, school, park, city limits, or licensed day care facility