No one shall feed garbage to swine, except to their own swine and then on the garbage obtained from their own household, unless they have a permit from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

The permit is obtained by submitting an application along with a $25 fee to the Department of Agriculture. Department of Agriculture will inspect the equipment and premises before issuing the permit. The permit shall be issued for a period of one (1) year.

The permit stipulates that the garbage must to heated to a temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit (212°F) for 30 minutes before it can be fed to swine, recording thermometer charts must be maintained and stored properly and daily cooking records must be kept for a period of 90 days.

For further information please see www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/26600004301.html and http://s1.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/2csr/2c30-4.pdf or call 573-751-4260.