Who's Who - Iowa Law Defines Two Types of Manure Applicators
by Tracy Peterson, extension communications
Which category do you fit--commercial applicator or confinement site applicator? Iowa law defines the two types of manure applicators:
A confinement feeding operation is defined as one where animals are confined to totally roofed areas. According to the legal definition, such operations must exceed animal weight capacity of 200,000 pounds (about 1,333 market hogs) for animals other than bovine, and exceed 400,000 pounds for bovine animals to require certification.
Production systems, under roof, with the average capacity production numbers listed below meet the definition of confinement site operations that must be certified for land application of manure.
Table 1. Facility production capacity for filing manure plans.
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