(a)  The garbage feeding premises shall be kept in a clean and sanitary manner and properly drained. The holding pens and feed lots shall be well constructed of suitable materials so as to prevent the escape of swine, including baby pigs. The fences and gates shall be kept in good repair and escape proof from bottom to top. Swine shall not have access to the area where raw garbage is transported, unloaded and cooked. The feeding platforms or troughs shall be constructed of concrete, wood or other impervious material and of sufficient size and dimensions to accommodate the swine herd. The troughs shall be secured so as to prevent turning over and contaminating the soil. Raw garbage collected shall be heat‑treated within twenty‑four hours and kept covered until processed. Effective rodent, vermin and fly control measures shall be practiced. An adequate water supply shall be available on the garbage feeding premises. Containers and other utensils used in transferring cooked garbage to the feeding platforms or troughs shall not be contaminated with raw garbage. The feeding of garbage on the ground is prohibited. Garbage shall not be allowed to accumulate on the platform, in the feed trough or in and around the pens. Spilled garbage and waste garbage shall be buried outside the pens or feed lots. Rubbish, trash, bones, dead animals and other objectionable materials shall be removed from the feed lots and adjacent premises at frequent intervals and disposed of by burning, burial or other approved methods. The garbage feeding of swine shall be separate and apart from other livestock. No garbage feeding operation shall be maintained within 300 feet of non‑garbage fed swine unless a specific written permit shall have been obtained first from the State Veterinarian or his authorized representative.

(b)  A written permit for the maintenance of a garbage feeding operation of swine within 300 feet of non‑garbage fed swine will not be issued by the State Veterinarian or his authorized representative unless a barrier sufficient to prevent the movement of men and animals has been erected and the owner of the non‑garbage fed swine has given his approval in writing.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑405.5; 106‑405.8;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.