The target of this publication is the smaller ‘opportunity’ type feedlotters. That is, operations with one-time capacities from 50 to 1000 head. Generally these do not operate continuously, but reflect economic opportunities or seasonal conditions.
The objective is to make the path easier for such operators by informing them of their legal obligations, both in establishing the feedlot and in operating it in an environmentally sustainable manner. Operators should also be aware that self-regulation is in place through the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme, with market implications.