§4857. Definitions

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/06/215/04857
Published: 2015

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Title

06

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Agriculture






Chapter

215

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AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY






Subchapter

005
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REGULATION OF MEDIUM AND SMALL FARM OPERATIONS










 

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4857. Definitions

As used in this

subchapter:

(1) "Animal

feeding operation" (AFO) means a lot or facility where the livestock or

domestic fowl have been, are, or will be stabled or confined and fed or

maintained for a total of 45 days or more in any 12-month period, and crops,

vegetation, or forage growth are not sustained in the normal growing season

over any portion of the lot or facility. Two or more individual farms

qualifying as an AFO which are under common ownership and which adjoin each

other or use a common area or system for the disposal of waste, shall be

considered to be a single AFO if the combined number of livestock or domestic

fowl resulting qualifies as a medium farm as defined in subdivision (2) of this

section.

(2) "Medium

farm" is an AFO which houses 200 to 699 mature dairy animals, 300 to 999

cattle or cow/calf pairs, 300 to 999 veal calves, 750 to 2,499 swine weighing

over 55 pounds, 3,000 to 9,999 swine weighing less than 55 pounds, 150 to 499

horses, 3,000 to 9,999 sheep or lambs, 16,500 to 54,999 turkeys, 9,000 to

29,999 laying hens or broilers with a liquid manure handling system, 25,000 to

81,999 laying hens without a liquid manure handling system, 37,500 to 124,999

chickens other than laying hens without a liquid manure handling system, 1,500

to 4,999 ducks with a liquid manure handling system or 10,000 to 29,999 ducks

without a liquid manure handling system.

(3) "Small

farm" is an AFO which houses no more than 199 mature dairy animals, 299

cattle or cow/calf pairs, 299 veal calves, 749 swine weighing over 55 pounds,

2,999 swine weighing less than 55 pounds, 149 horses, 2,999 sheep or lambs,

16,499 turkeys, 8,999 laying hens or broilers with a liquid manure handling

system, 24,999 laying hens without a liquid manure handling system, 37,499

chickens other than laying hens without a liquid manure handling system, 1,499

ducks with a liquid manure handling system or 9,999 ducks without a liquid

manure handling system.

(4)

"Domestic fowl" means laying hens, broilers, ducks, turkeys, or any

other number or type of fowl that the Secretary deems domestic fowl.

(5)

"Livestock" means cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and horses, or any

other number and type of domestic animal that the Secretary deems livestock.

(Added 2003, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. June 3, 2004; amended 2015, No.

39, § 13.)
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