Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)

What classifies a CAFO?  A CAFO is an animal feeding operation with 1,000 animal units or more that are kept and raised in confined situations for at least 45 days out of the year. The DNR may designate a smaller-scale animal feeding operation (fewer than 1,000 animal units) as a CAFO if it has pollutant discharges to navigable waters or contaminates a well.



WEHN is proud to have collaborated with Midwest Environmental Advocates on a letter to a manure irrigation workgroup. See the letter HERE.


DNR Board Approves Watered-Down Plan to Protect Drinking Water from Manure

The state’s Natural Resources Board approved scaled-back rule-making plans Wednesday to protect drinking water from farm manure after objections to potentially tougher rules by the state’s agriculture industry.  To learn more, click here


    Source: Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

    Source: Socially Responsible Agricultural Project


                        CAFOs in Kewaunee County                             Source: Google maps

                        CAFOs in Kewaunee County

                            Source: Google maps


                           Manure produced by a CAFO                                Source: Factory Farms

                           Manure produced by a CAFO

                               Source: Factory Farms


                            Source:  Farms not factories

                            Source:  Farms not factories


More information and links on CAFOs: click HERE


We were proud to host Lynn Utesch, founder of KEWAUNEE CARES: Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship, at Making the Connection 2015. Click the bolded name above to get more information about their program.