Programs and Services
Intensive Livestock Operation Regulatory Program
To develop environmentally sound intensive livestock production.
The Agricultural Operations Act, requires operators to obtain approval for waste storage and waste management plans for intensive livestock operations. Agricultural Operations personnel provide technical support to applicants for facility design, nuisance and pollution control, waste management and public process. Applications are referred to agencies inside and outside government to identify water-protection issues which may require resolution.
Safe responsible development of the industry.
Summarizes data collected by Agricultural Operations as part of its Intensive Livestock Operation (ILO) water quality monitoring program.
Protection of groundwater and surface water resources through approved manure storage and management plans.
The site selection process for the facility and the holding pond is a step-by-step process.
Legislation protecting Saskatchewan's water resources by requiring proper storage and management of livestock wastes was first created in 1971. The current legislation, The Agricultural Operations Act was established in 1996 to provide a regulatory framework to address complaints of agricultural nuisances, and to enhance legislation governing intensive livestock.
Site Characterization Manual: For the development of Intensive Livestock Operations and Earthen Manure Storage
The process described in this document will assist producers and professionals to select environmentally sound sites.