Mower County is a "delegated county" of the MPCA's Feedlot Program which aims to improve Minnesota's Water Quality. The MPCA's Feedlot Program rules govern the collection, transportation, storage, processing, and land application of animal manure and other livestock operation wastes. The rules apply to most aspects of livestock management including the location, design, construction, operation, and management of feedlots and manure handling facilities.
NEW: to update your Feedlot Records*, you may contact our office or use MPCA's Online Registration System .
*Note: sites that are covered under NPDES Permit should not use this service; please visit MPCA's 2021 General Permit page for more information.
Feedlot Registration or Change of Ownership
Feedlot Construction Permits
|Yearly Fee (299 or fewer animal units)||$42.00|
|Yearly Fee (300 or more animal units)||$130.00|
|Permit Fees for New Construction, Expansion, or Modification:|
|10-99 animal units||$26.00|
|100-299 animal units||$105.00|
|300-499 animal units||$210.00|
|500-699 animal units||$525.00|
|700-999 animal units||$735.00|
|1000-3000 animal units||$1,050.00|
Announcements from Agriculture Stewardship - Land, Water, Livestock - July 2021 Edition:
Factsheet addresses FAQs on feedlots for lenders, real estate
The Feedlot Program has posted a new factsheet with information about feedlots for lenders and real estate agents. Main topics are registration, feedlot rule compliance, and zoning. MPCA and county feedlot staff collaborated on providing answers. Find it here: Registration, permits, and environmental review | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency