Feedlot FAQs

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  • A feedlot is any facility where livestock are kept in confinement where there is no sustained vegetation growth, including barns, sheds and open lots.
  • Feedlot rules apply to all types of livestock operations including but not limited to:
    • Cattle feeding operations
    • dairy farms
    • poultry barns
    • hog facilities.
  • Facilities with more than 50 animal units or more than 10 animal units if located in shoreland are required to maintain a registration with the County Feedlot Officer.
  • If you own any number of livestock and do not have your operation registered, please contact the County Feedlot Officer in our office to discuss the requirements and benefits of registration.
  • A feedlot permit is required for the following:
    • Construction of a new livestock operation
    • Expansion of an existing livestock operation
    • Remediation of a pollution hazard on an existing livestock operation