Intensive Livestock Operations (ILOs)

In the RM of Corman Park an Intensive Livestock Operation (ILO) means:

  • The rearing, confinement or feeding of more than 100 animal units of poultry, hogs, sheep or cattle in an enclosure where the space per animal unit is less than 371.6 square metres (4,000 square feet)
  • The rearing, confinement or feeding of a lesser number of animal units of poultry, hogs, sheep or cattle in an enclosure where the space per animal unit is less than 371.6 square metres (4,000 square feet) and where the nearest edge of the enclosure is:
    • Within 305 m (1,000 ft) of a body of water, drainage ditch, irrigation ditch or water course, except where such feature is entirely contained on the operator’s property and does not overflow or discharge onto property under control of the operator
    • Within 305 m (1,000 ft) of a residential dwelling unit not owned by the operator
  • Any other livestock operation whose operator elects to apply for a permit under The Pollution (By Livestock) Control Act.

In reviewing an application to establish an ILO, Council will consider the following matters:

  • Type of operation;
  • Size of operation;
  • Potential capacity of operation and plans for future expansion;
  • Method of operation;
  • All approvals, as required by the Government of Saskatchewan;
  • Impact on adjacent neighbors; and
  • Servicing requirements.

ILOs are encouraged in areas of the Municipality where unique land conditions exist that accentuate this agricultural activity. Choosing a site which affords natural protection for water resources may reduce development costs, provide operational efficiencies and minimize difficulties in obtaining regulatory approvals.



Separation Distances

ILOs must observe the following separation distances from the uses listed in the Table below and the uses listed in the Table below must maintain the following separation distances from ILOs. In determining proximity the separation distances will be measured from the area of confinement of the animals to the property boundary of the closest developable parcel:

Other Uses100 - 300 Animal Units301 - 600 Animal Units601 - 1000 Animal UnitsOver 1000 Animal Units
Dwelling not located on the same property as the Intensive Agricultural Operation300 m
(984 ft)
400 m
(0.25 mile)
800 m
(0.5 mile)
1.2 km
(0.75 mile)
Multi Parcel Country Residential Development, Hamlet800 m
(0.5 mile)
1.2 km
(0.75 mile)
1.6 km
(1 mile)
2.4 km
(1.5 miles)
Urban Municipality1.6 km 
(1 mile)
2.4 km
(1.5 miles)
3.2 km
(2 miles)
3.2 km 
 (2 miles)

Commercial Uses, Industrial Parks or Uses, Recreation Uses, Campgrounds300 m 
(984 ft)
400 m 
(0.25 mile)
800 m 
(0.5 mile)
1.6 km 
(1 mile)

Animal Units

An Animal Unit in the Separation Distance Table above will mean the number of animals of each kind listed below:

Kind of AnimalNumber of Animals which Equal 1 Animal Unit
Hens, Cockerels, Capons
Chicks, Broiler Chickens
Adult Turkeys
Turkey Broilers

Boars or Sows
Feeder Pigs
Weanling Pigs

Rams or Ewes

Cows or Bulls
Feeder Cattle
Replacement Heifers


Reducing the Separation Distances

When all landowners are in written agreement, the strict application of the separation distances respecting isolated residences, multi-parcel country residential developments, commercial uses, rural industrial parks or uses, and recreation uses may be relaxed. Corman Park uses what's know as a "co-existence agreement" which must be registered on title of the ILO and the affected parcels as a condition of support for the development permit approval.

Development Permit Application Requirements

The following is required in order to make an application:

  • A completed Application Form (PDF) and receipt of full payment of the $780 application fee;  
  • A letter of intent describing the following aspects of the proposed activity including:
    • An estimation of traffic volumes generated to the property;
    • Operational details including projected number of employees, seasons, days and hours of operation;
    • Identification of safeguards that may be required to minimize nuisances to adjacent properties including noise, dust and odours;
    • Identification of the available water supply;
    • Method of disposal of solid or liquid waste; and
    • Any additional information concerning the use that describes the nature and intensity of use proposed.

Regulatory Approvals Required

The Agricultural Operations Act requires ILO operators to also obtain approval for waste storage and waste management plans for ILOs through the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry will provide technical support to applicants for facility design, nuisance and pollution control, waste management and public process. Applications will also be referred to agencies inside and outside government to identify water-protection issues which may require resolution.

Agricultural Operations

Inspection and Regulatory Management Branch

Saskatchewan Agriculture

202 - 3085 Albert Street

Regina, S4S 0B1

Phone: 306-787-2150

Fax: 306-787-1315