Resources about the production and management of livestock manure.
In Illinois, livestock facilities with over 300 animal units are
required to have a Certified Livestock Manager. This regulation is part
of the Livestock Management Facilities Act (1997) administered by the
Illinois Department of Agriculture. University of Illinois Extension
has worked with IDOA, since 1997, to provide this training for Illinois
In Illinois, there are three different manure management plans that a
livestock facility might need to have. University of Illinois Extension
has worked with Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Natural
Resources Conservation Service, and the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency to develop one website of step-by-step instructions
that, if completed, will comply with the needs of all three agencies.
EZregs will provide more detailed information on applications of those
regulations for livestock and crop farms, turfgrass and lawn care
operations. It contains a variety of regulations related to
environmental protection, safe use of agricultural chemicals, and
livestock facility construction, management and siting. Historic
preservation and endangered species preservation are also included.