We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Neusch Farms Inc - Feedlot animal feedlot located in Martin County.
The facility will house 1,500 head of beef in partial confinement barns and open lots. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within earthen lined storage structures. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled at the facility and stockpiled with land application fields. Manure contaminated runoff from the facility will be stored within lined structure. 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 1,500 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.
All fields are optional unless otherwise indicated.
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