Property Valuation May Be Reduced by Proximity to Livestock Operation

2004 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Swine Report. Livestock odors must be taken into account when counties determine the fair market value of rural residences for property tax purposes. Livestock odors may reduce property values and property valuation. Such reductions may lead to legal nuisance liability claims against livestock producers who are not protected by the Nebraska Right to Farm Act, and may also become a factor in livestock facility zoning decisions.