As of December 1, 2007, the Clay County Board of Commissioners transferred the Feedlot Program to the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). When we took on the Feedlot Program, Clay County showed 120 registered feedlots.
As part of the program, counties must designate a county feedlot officer who becomes the primary contact for feedlot operators. Presently, the SWCD has named Craig Halverson as its County Feedlot Officer (CFO).
The SWCD will assist feedlot operators with registration, questions pertaining to feedlot regulations, and check out compliance when complaints are received. Large feedlots, those requiring federal permits, are still regulated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
The legislature provides funds to counties to implement state feedlot regulations and that amount is primarily based on the number of feedlots in the county.
To register a new feedlot in Clay County, you need to contact the SWCD Office and work with the CFO. The CFO will assist you with completing the necessary forms. Should you have changes to your current feedlot registration, you need to email the SWCD CFO.
The reports below show the amount and kind of work that has been done, as well as the cost to perform the work. The CFO should be contacted if there is interest in additional details.