Commenting open: January 13, 2023 12:00AM CT - February 13, 2023 11:59PM CT.
New Heights Dairy, LLC - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the New Heights Dairy, LLC animal feedlot located in Benton County.
The facility will house 1,213 head of dairy in total confinement barns. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within concrete lined and synthetic lined storage structures. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled at the facility. Process wastewater and manure contaminated runoff from the facility will be stored within lined structures. Manure generated at the facility will be applied to surrounding cropland at agronomic rates. The final animal unit capacity (AU) of the facility will remain unchanged at 1,586.2 AU.
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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