Feeding of Garbage to Livestock
No person may feed garbage to livestock or poultry in Minnesota unless a permit has been obtained from the Board of Animal Health. Once a permit to feed cooked garbage is granted, the premises is inspected by a Board of Animal Health representative on a monthly basis. All garbage fed to livestock must be cooked at 212 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
Livestock producers may also apply to the Board for an "Exempt Materials" permit. Such a permit allows producers to feed certain non-meat food waste ("exempt materials") to livestock and poultry without cooking it prior to feeding.
Compliance with the BAH rules ensures that garbage and exempt material fed to livestock are treated properly to kill disease.