Feedlot Ordinance Update

Blue Earth County is in the process of updating and revising its Livestock Manure Management Ordinance. The current ordinance and rules have been in effect in Blue Earth County for 25 years.  


Blue Earth County is conducting a survey about the feedlot program and regulations.  The purpose of this survey is to obtain input and direction for potential revisions of the Livestock Manure Management Ordinance and Blue Earth County feedlot program.  The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will be open until December 20, 2019.  Please take the survey by clicking on the link below.  

Open House

Blue Earth County is hosting an open house on Wednesday December 11, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  A presentation will be made at 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM.  The open house will be help in the Third Floor Conference Room in the Historic Blue Earth County Courthouse at 204 S 5th Street Mankato MN 56001.  

Topics of discussion include:

  • Reducing lot size requirements
  • Placement of animal mortality boxes
  • Manure application setbacks
  • Manure pit abandonment requirements
  • Change County animal units to match MPCA animal units
  • Review feedlot setbacks to parks, campgrounds, cemeteries, & churches