Animal Feedlots

Various Locations | Agriculture

Overview

ISG has experience designing a wide variety of animal feedlot facilities, each of which prioritizes environmental compliance.


Opportunity

The ever expanding animal feedlot industry requires producers to be continuously updating their production operations while meeting state pollution and county feedlot requirements.

Solution

Updating or expanding an animal feedlot operation can mean different things for different producers. The wide variety of animal feedlot projects ISG works on 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), ISG helps 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-inch-shallow pit flush barns to 12-foot-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


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