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Stocking Rates

The following information is for stocking rates. The information has been taken directly from Ordinance 89KK.

Stocking Rates

Animal Unit: A term and number used to establish an equivalency for various species of livestock. The number of livestock allowed by right is dependent upon bulk requirements of the Agricultural, Estate, or R-1 (Low-Density Residential) zone districts. Livestock in excess of the bulk requirements for the Agricultural zone district shall require a Use by Special Review permit for a Livestock Confinement Operation. All livestock shall have the following animal unit equivalents (AUE) and bulk requirements:

Agricultural (A) Zone District

 

 

 

AUE

No. of Animals

Max. No./acre

Cattle

1

1

4

Bison

1

1

4

Mule

1

1

4

Llama

1

1

4

Ostrich

1

1

4

Elk

1

1

4

Horse

1

1

4

Swine

.2

15

20

Sheep

.1

10

40

Goat

.1

10

40

Poultry

.02

50

200

Rabbit

.02

50

200

 

**Any combination of the above livestock and their equivalents as a Use by Right shall not exceed the maximum of four (4) animal units per acre in the Agricultural (A) zone district; one per acre, not to exceed eight (8) animal units per lot in the Estate zone district; or two (2) animal units per lot in the R-1 (Low Density Residential) zone district.

  Estate (E) Zone District

 

AUE

No. of Animals

Max. No. per acre

Cattle

1

1

1

Horses

1

1

1

Swine

1

1

1

Llama

1

1

1

Mule

1

1

1

Burro

1

1

1

Sheep

.5

2

2

Goat

.5

2

2

Poultry

.04

25

25

Rabbit

.04

25

25

 

R-1 (Low Density Residential) Zone District

 

AUE

No. of Animals

Max. No. per Lot

Cattle

1

1

2

Horses

1

1

2

Swine

.5

2

4

Sheep

.2

5

10

Goat

.2

5

10

Poultry

.02

50

100

Rabbit

.02

50

100

Additional Useful Definitions

Animal Boarding: The maintaining of livestock, other than those owned by the property owner and where any of the following are provided: shelter, care, confinement, feed and water.

Household Pets: Any non-venomous species of reptile and any domestic dog, domestic cat, rodent, primate or bird over the age of six (6) months, provided, however, that members of the order crocodilla, gorillas, orangutans, baboons, chimpanzees, member of the class apes, order falcons, and animals defined as livestock herein, shall not be considered to be household pets.

Kennel: Any place other than a pet shop or veterinary clinic or hospital, where five (5) or more household pets of one (1) species, or a total of eight (8) or more household pets of two (2) or more species are kept or maintained. Property that is zoned Agricultural (A) and not part of a platted subdivision or unincorporated town and which is larger than ten (10) acres shall be permitted to keep or maintain eight (8) household pets of one species or sixteen (16) household pets of two (2) or more species without being considered a kennel.

Livestock: Cattle, bison, mules, burros, llamas, ostriches, elk, horses, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and rabbits.

Livestock Confinement Operation: A place of confinement for livestock, corralled, penned or otherwise caused to remain in pens or corrals where feeding is other than grazing, or where the capacity at any one time is greater than permitted in the Bulk Requirements for the zoning district in which it is located.

Additional Information

Department of Planning Services

1555 North 17th Avenue

Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 353-6100 ext. 3540

C.A.R.T - A Manual for Success, 2nd Edition

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