Commenting open: November 21, 2022 12:00AM CT - December 21, 2022 11:59PM CT.
Ruschen Turkey Inc (Raymond) - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Ruschen Turkey Inc animal feedlot located in Chippewa County.
The facility will house 60,000 head of poultry in total confinement barns. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled with land application fields. 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 820 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.
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