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Roth Feeder Pig II

Roth Feeder Pig II is a proposed swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) to be located in Crawford County. The proposed operation submitted a final application for coverage under a water quality protection permit for CAFOs issued by the DNR known as a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit. CAFO WPDES permits are water quality protection permits designed to ensure proper storage and handling of manure from larger-scale livestock operations. The WPDES permit program does not have authority to address odor, noise, traffic or other issues not related to water quality.


Design plans and specifications and the nutrient management plan have been conditionally approved for this project. Tyler Dix will be drafting the proposed WPDES permit for Roth Feeder Pig II. Please reach out to Tyler with any questions or concerns about this proposed permit or the permitting process.

The public input process for the proposed permit issuance began May 5 and closes June 17, 2021. Persons wishing to comment on or object to the proposed permit action may write to the department at the below named permit drafter’s address. The public hearing is scheduled for June 10, 2021 and will be held virtually through Zoom.

Permit Drafter’s Name, Address, Phone and Email: Tyler Dix, 101 S Webster St, Madison, WI, 53707, 608-220-2096,

Final Application

The final application contains the operation’s proposed design plans and manure application practices. The operation would house approximately 960 gilts under 55lb, 2,008 gilts over 55lb, 5,144 sows and 48 boars. This would be equivalent to 2,980.8 mixed animal units. The operation anticipates 9,427,053 gallons of liquid manure to be generated annually and 1,295 acres to be available for manure application.

Structures at the site would include three barns, a composting building and an equipment shed. A gestation barn and gilt development unit barn will have underbarn concrete manure storage facilities while a farrowing barn would have a concrete manure collection tank with a transfer system directing manure to the gestation barn.

WPDES Permit Application and Related Documents

Documents received by the department as of July 2020

Document Type Description Contact

WPDES Permit Application

WPDES permit application forms and general operation information including:

  • Forms 3400-25 & 25A
  • Environmental Review Questionnaire
  • Site Maps

Tyler Dix

Design Plans

Design plans for manure storage and other structures.

Bernie Michaud

Nutrient Management Plan

Nutrient management plans, including:

  • 180-day storage calculations
  • Facility narrative
  • Field maps

Aaron O’Rourke

Additional information