The Pennington Feedlot Program is conducted through a cooperative arrangement between the Pennington SWCD and Pennington County. Local feedlot programs have responsibility for implementing state feedlot regulations for facilities with fewer than 1,000 animal units (AU), or those that do not require federal permits. These responsibilities include: registration, permitting, inspections, education and assistance, and complaint follow-up.
Delegated counties receive state grants to help fund their programs. Funds are awarded based on the number of feedlots in the county with more than 50 AU (10 in shoreland) and the level of inspections completed.