SD Dept of Ag & Natural Resource talks about livestock facilities at Dakotafest

MITCHELL, S.D.(WNAX)- At an Ag forum at Dakotafest in Mitchell, Lynn Boadwine, who runs a large dairy operation in Minnehaha County said they were using manure digesters to produce natural gas. They currently have about twelve thousand cows in their operation.

Department of Ag and Natural Resources Secretary Hunter Roberts says it’s a good option for livestock facilities.

Roberts says all large livestock production facilities have to follow the same rules.

Roberts says his department follows up on any complaints they may get.

Roberts says a limiting factor to livestock development is the lack of processing for meat and dairy operations.