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County & State Feedlot Information

The MPCA requires that all feedlots over 50 animal units (10 animal units for feedlots in shoreland zones) register with their delegated county and update their registration every four years. The registration process is fairly simple; it requires that a producer provide information on the numbers and types of animals at his or her facility. In addition, feedlots are required to be inspected with their initial registration and periodically after that according to the delegated county’s work plan.

In addition to the MPCA rules, livestock operators must also follow rules as determined by the Douglas County Zoning Ordinance which can be more defined than MPCA rules. These rules are different for every zoning district. For more information on Douglas County’s livestock regulations click on Zoning For Animal Agriculture in the right side navigation bar.

As part of the MPCA's Delegated County Program, Douglas County receives grants to maintain feedlot registrations and enforce the MN Chapter 7020 Rules.

For more information on the County Feedlot Program see Feedlot Program Overview, a publication by the MPCA.