2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-20-30 - Conservation of land resources; management and production
Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
Livestock, dairy, poultry, or aquaculture production shall be primarily for commercial sale of livestock, dairy, poultry, and aquaculture products. Livestock, dairy, and poultry shall have a minimum of 12 animal unit-months of commercial livestock or poultry per five acres of open land in the previous year. One animal unit to be one cow, one horse, five sheep, five swine, 100 chickens, 66 turkeys, or 100 other fowl. (An animal unit-month means one mature cow or the equivalent on five acres of land for one month; therefore, 12 animal unit-months means the maintenance of one mature cow or the equivalent on each five acres for 12 months, or any combination of mature cows or the equivalent and months that would equal 12 animal unit-months, such as three mature cows or the equivalent for four months, four mature cows or the equivalent for three months, two mature cows or the equivalent for six months, etc.).
Horticultural production includes nursery, greenhouse, cut flowers, plant materials, orchards, vineyards, and small fruit products.
Statutory Authority: § 58.1-3230 of the Code of Virginia.
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