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Livestock Feed Storage

 

Livestock Minimum Requirements
Property
Premises Registration
Certifications
Cost Share
$10,000 Maximum
Cattle - 100 Head
Goats/Sheep - 150 Head
Broilers - 10,000/yr
Layers - 5,000/yr
Swine -100 Head
Applicant or Family
Owned -
for commodity
sheds & silos
Required

BQA - Beef & Dairy
PQA Plus - Swine Permit - Dairy

Standard 35%

Master 50%

Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time during the last 12 months.

  • Applicant or a member of the applicant’s immediate family must own land where permanent structures will be built. Only one application, per premises or property, per family owned land, per household, per business, per application period is allowed.
  • Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum.
  • Quotes are not required to request cost share funds.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.
           

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve long term feed storage, cost efficiency and feed quality

Application Period:
CLOSED

Reimbursement Deadline:
Dec. 1, 2014
GUIDELINES: use application A to apply - pages 20 - 22 in printed application, application A instructions
Eligible Items
  1. Mixer wagons* and grinder/mixers*­ - equipment directly used to mix and/or grind hay, grain and other supplements for feed
  2. Hay wrappers - machinery used for the wrapping of hay for use as haylage
  3. Commodity shed - new structures and additions to existing structures used for storage of bulk raw commodities, including whole grains and co-products used in a mixing process to produce feed                                   
    Minimum Requirements and Examples
        UT Plan T4138
  4. Silage baggers - machinery used for the bagging or debagging of silage
  5. Silos - ground and upright for storage of silage - must have concrete floors and walls
  6. Labor - labor conducted by a contractor, or the supplier for construction of infrastructure and installation of new equipment; reimbursement for labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement - labor provided by the applicant or their employees is not eligible
Dairy Only Items Dairy producers can purchase items 1-11
  1. Stationary milk tanks
  2. Generators for dairy barn
  3. Manure/lagoon pumps
  4. Manure/lagoon agitators
  5. Manure spreaders - liquid/dry
Poultry and Swine Only Items Poultry and swine producers can purchase items 1, 12, 13
  1. Generators for poultry or swine barn
  2. Feed bin that has a minimum capacity of 4 tons dry and its only
    purpose is for on farm storage of animal feed

Only items where (*) is indicated may be new or used. Used items must be:

  • In excellent working condition
  • No excessive rust
  • Functional soundness
  • Reasonable market price
Requirements See Commodity Shed Examples
  1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.
  2. Applicants cannot be reimbursed for the same type of equipment or item in two consecutive program years.
  3. Commodity sheds and silos must be built on applicant owned land or land owned by a member of the applicant’s immediate family. Only one application, per premises or property, per family owned land, per household, per business, per application period is allowed.
Ineligible Items
  1. Feed bins for cattle and goats/sheep, see Livestock Equipment
  2. Bins that will be used for storage of bulk commodities not directly used for feed
  3. Skid steers and attachment implements for existing equipment
  4. Plastic used in bagging or wrapping procedures
  5. Grain elevators or other equipment used to load or unload bins or silos
  6. Grain/gravity wagons
  7. Commodity sheds used for storage of materials other than bulk raw commodities (e.g., hay and commercial mixed feeds)
  8. Renovations of existing structures and equipment
  9. Used equipment and used materials unless otherwise noted
  10. Labor provided by applicant or their employees
  11. Completely enclosed commodity sheds - no more than three exterior walls
  12. Doors - walk through and drive through
  13. Material and labor for the installation of electrical service to equipment
For additional information call 1-800-342-8206 or email livestock.feedstorage@TN.gov

Eligibility
Requirements

Application
Rules
Application A
Materials
Premises Registration