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Livestock Operations

According to the Zoning By-law, a "Livestock operation", means a permanent or semi-permanent facility or non-grazing area where livestock producing at least 10 animal units of livestock are kept or raised, either indoors or outdoors, and includes feedlots and all associated manure collection facilities, but does not include an auction mart. A Small Scale Livestock Operation generates between 10 – 299 Animal Units and a Large Scale Livestock Operation generates 300 or more Animal Units. 

When Livestock Operations contain between 10 - 299 Animal Units (AU) and are “P” Permitted in the “AG/AL” zones, a Major Development Permit is required. and  When Livestock Operations contain 300 or more Animal Units (AU) and are “C” Conditional in the “AG/AL” zones, a Conditional Use is required. 


Download and complete the Livestock Operation Application Form and review the Livestock Operation Application Checklist.

Major Development Permit = $300.00

Conditional Use = $500.00 + Mailing Costs

When an existing Large-Scale Livestock Operation (300 AU or more) proposes to expand, a Conditional Use is required. 


Download and complete the Livestock Operation Application Form and review the Livestock Operation Application Checklist.

Conditional Use = $200.00 + Mailing Costs