Animal Feedlots

Animal Feedlots

Various Locations

The ever expanding animal feedlot industry requires producers to be continuously updating their production operations while meeting Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and county feedlot requirements. Updating or expanding an operation can mean different things for different producers. Experience with the following projects has developed our expertise in this area: Liquid manure storage areas for hog barns and cattle barns, compost facilities, hoop barn structures, open feedlot drainage designs, mono slope roof structures and earth lined lagoons. These projects require competence with engineered plans, soil profiles, construction inspections, concrete testing, environmental assessment worksheets, site design, and land surveying.

Open Feedlot/Hoop Barns

Feedlot operators are also conscientious of environmental concerns related to nutrient runoff leaving open feedlots from rainwater or snowmelt. Housing the animals under a roofed structure prevents storm water runoff contamination. As a Technical Service Provider (TSP) we help producers work in conjunction with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to build covered feedlot structures to prevent runoff and protect water quality.

Hog Confinement Barns

Designing liquid manure storage areas requires knowledge of all types of hog confinement barns including: finishing, nursery, farrowing, gestation, gilt development and isolation barns. Sizes range from 24″ shallow pit flush barns to 12′ deep pits or even below grade circular storage tanks.

Composting Facilities

On-site composting facilities are becoming more popular in the effort to reduce the spread of disease. With little cost and minimal maintenance to operate the facility, it is an easy and cost effective method of dealing with animal mortalities. Designing composting facilities to the size and capacity required can be accomplished-with or without roof structures-to meet the needs of the client, while also meeting NRCS requirements.

Agriculture

  • Agricultural Treatment Basins

  • Animal Feedlots

  • Blue Earth County Ditch No. 25

  • Blue Earth County Ditch No. 57

  • Blue Earth County Ditch No. 77

  • Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

  • Drainage District No. 15

  • Drainage District No. 65

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • Interstate Mills

  • Judicial Ditch No. 38 Improvement

  • MDA Conservation Drainage

  • Nagel Drainage District

  • Poultry Laying Facility

  • Turkey Feeding Operation