Feedlots

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.  

County Feedlot Program                             MPCA Feedlot Resources

NOW AVAILABLE! you may pay your Mower County Annual Feedlot Fee Online.

Click HERE or follow link above to access our Online Permitting Services (an email address is required; there is a 2.5% service fee for the online transaction).

NEW: use MPCA's Online Registration System to update your Feedlot Records*.

*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 Forms and Permits

Announcements:

from the Agriculture Stewardship - Land, Water, Livestock - January 2021 Edition:

NPDES and SDS permit annual reports due March 1

Feedlots with NPDES or SDS operating permits are required to send their annual reports to the MPCA by March 1, 2021. The form is available on the MPCA feedlot NPDES-SDS permit webpage. Everyone filing needs to download the document (wq-f3-22b), fill out the Word version, and e-mail the completed report as a PDF document to the address provided on the form. Cover letters that accompany permits include the e-mail address of your MPCA staff contact, or call your MPCA regional office for assistance. For farms that do not transfer manure, land application records can also be generated and submitted using the MPCA excel based Manure Management Planner under Create Crop Year Records. A link to the planner is located on the feedlot program Land Application of Manure webpage.

CAWT recertification training going online in 2021

fall manure land applicationThe Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) recertification training by University of Minnesota-Extension is going online for 2021. Check the website for the latest updates: https://extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/commercial-animal-waste-technician-workshops. Minnesota law requires companies, site managers, and applicators that manage or apply manure for-hire to obtain a CAWT license from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Check the MPCA Feedlot Program webpage for more detail on the land application of livestock manure.


Nitrogen, nutrient management events online in February 

Nitrogen fertilizer applicationThe 7th annual Nitrogen Conference and the 13th annual Nutrient Management Conference will take place online in February. The Nitrogen Conference is scheduled for Feb. 9. The Nutrient Management Conference will be on Feb. 16. The MPCA has been leading a state-wide effort to manage nutrients in Minnesota waters.
Speakers from the University of Minnesota and other institutions will present valuable information on nitrogen and nutrient management research. There will be opportunities to ask questions after their presentations. Learn more about the conferences and register
  1. Valerie Sheedy

    Assistant Environmental Services Supervisor
    Phone: 507-434-2639, ext. 639

Feedlot Fees:
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