Commenting open: September 20, 2022 12:00AM CT - October 21, 2022 11:59PM CT.
Eilers Bros, LLP - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Eilers Bros, LP animal feedlot located in Sherburne County.
The facility will house 1,300 head of beef in total confinement barns, partial confinement barns, and open lots. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled at the facility. Manure contaminated runoff from the facility will be stored within a lined structure. Manure generated at the facility will be applied to surrounding cropland at agronomic rates. The final animal unit capacity of the facility will remain unchanged at 1,060 AU. This permitting action includes the construction of an animal holding area at the facility.
This permit requires the facility to be designed, operated, and maintained to prevent discharge to waters, except in an extreme storm event. Operators are required to land apply manure at agronomic rates, observe water setbacks, and maintain records of land application activities, including location, timing, and rate of application. Please refer to the draft permit for additional requirements.
MPCA’s feedlot permit strives to protect our lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and groundwater by preventing manure from polluting water. The permit applies to most aspects of livestock management including the location, design, construction, operation, and management of feedlots and manure handling facilities. Minnesota has approximately 18,000 registered livestock operations.
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