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Commenting open: June 28, 2024 12:00AM CT - July 29, 2024 11:59PM CT.

Matt Holland Farm Sec 27 - Feedlot Permit

We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Matt Holland Farm Sec 27 animal feedlot located in Steele County.

The facility will house 4,800 head of swine and 20 head of beef cattle in total confinement barns, partial confinement barns, and open pasture. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within concrete lined storage structures. Solid manure generated by the animals will be in stockpiled at the facility. Manure generated at the facility will be applied to surrounding cropland at agronomic rates. The final animal unit (AU) capacity of the facility will remain unchanged at 1,464 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.

The 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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Peter Kuisle
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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Rochester, Mn 55902

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