Commenting open: September 20, 2022 12:00AM CT - October 21, 2022 11:59PM CT.
Tom Frieler Farm - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Tom Frieler Farm animal feedlot located in Stearns County.
The facility will house animals in 10 total confinement barns. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within seven concrete lined storage structures. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled at the facility. 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 1,579.2 AU. This Facility will be eliminating a total confinement barn and constructing a new total confinement barn.
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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