Commenting open: January 13, 2023 12:00AM CT - February 13, 2023 11:59PM CT.
Stan Schaefer Inc - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Stan Schaefer Inc animal feedlot located in Stevens County.
The facility will house 3,669 head of swine in total confinement barns. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within concrete lined storage structures. Manure generated at the facility will be applied to surrounding cropland at agronomic rates.
This permitting action includes a slight increase of animal units so the numbers in each identical barn are consistent. No construction of permitted components is planned. The animal unit (AU) capacity will be increased from 1,057.5 AU to a final total of 1,100.7 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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