Turkey Feeding Operation
Various Locations | Food + Industrial
ISG provided siting for dozens of poultry feeding operations, each requiring innovative site planning and design.
Siting long feeding operations buildings that maintain good surface drainage with efficient access is a challenge in any topography. In addition, meeting state-established separation distances, county zoning requirements, biosecurity, and pest control systems, as well as avoiding drainage district tile systems makes siting a facility a complex process.
With successful siting for over three dozen turkey feeding operations, ISG has performed the topographic surveys necessary to prepare site grading plans and specifications. Building elevations are selected to allow for adequate drainage design and a balanced cut and fill for earthwork quantities. Many of these sites require up to a four-foot elevation stair step between barns to control the volume of earthwork. Assisting the producer with the application and permits involved in the construction phase includes a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). This was required for the stormwater permit for construction sites with greater than one acre of disturbed land.
ISG’s designs ensure that producers can achieve production goals while meeting state environmental regulations. Proper site layout provides adequate vehicle access, while also managing stormwater runoff. These sites include sufficient storage for litter and mortality composting between land application periods as well.