Commenting open: January 24, 2023 12:00AM CT - February 23, 2023 11:59PM CT.
Pater Dairy Inc (Pipestone) - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Pater Dairy Inc animal feedlot located in Pipestone County.
The facility will house 1,805 head of dairy in total confinement barns. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within earthen lined and concrete lined storage structures. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled with land application fields. Process wastewater and manure contaminated runoff from the facility will be stored within lined structures and treated via vegetation. 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 2,016 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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