Poultry Growers

Minimum Poultry
Requirements
Certifications Lifetime Limit $7,000 Maximum
Reimbursement
Broilers – 75,000/yr
Non-Broilers – 10,000/yr
Not Applicable Not Applicable Standard 35% Cost Share
 
Application Period:
October 1 – October 16, 2017
Approval Announcements:
Mid-December 2017
Reimbursement Deadline:
September 1, 2018

Guidelines: Application C

Eligible Items

  1. Generator – for poultry house use only
    •    20 – 40 KW power generation per house
    •    Materials and labor to connect & wire the generator including automatic transfer switch
    •    Foundation – concrete pad (recommended but not required)
    •    Labor - labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; labor provided by the applicant is not eligible
  2. Propane Tank* – for poultry house use only
    •    Minimum capacity – 1,000 gallons
    •    Above ground only
    •    Must be ASME certified (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
    •    Must be purchased and installed by a TN licensed dealer
    •    Foundation – concrete pad or footers
    •    Labor - labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; labor provided by the applicant is not eligible
  3. Biosecurity Items
    1. Drive Over Foam Vehicle System
          - ramps are eligible if purchased with system; purchase of foam is ineligible
    2. Boot Wash - automatic
          - one per house for the main foot traffic or control room entrance
          - spare brush kit and scraper attachment are eligible with boot wash purchase; purchase of disinfectant is ineligible
    3. Environmental Pads - reinforced concrete pads for the front/receiving end of the poultry house to allow for better cleaning and disinfection before and after receiving poultry
          - recommended dimensions: 20' wide by 14' deep (front to back) x 6" thick; reinforced concrete, sloped away from the building
          - Labor - labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; labor provided by the applicant is not eligible
    4. Farm Gate - entrance to the poultry operation; gates must be installed far enough off the road for a semi-truck and trailer to be safely and completely out of traffic before stopping at the gate
          - 12' to 16' gate; solar and battery or electric set up; electronic opener/arm; must include two separate touch pads per gate, set at both high and low heights for easy access for all semi-trucks and farm vehicles
          - Labor - labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; labor provided by the applicant is not eligible; material and labor for providing electrical service is not eligible
          - cellular remote controlled access is eneligible; ornamental gate post construction (rock, brick, etc.) is ineligible
    5. Poultry House Cleaner - for cleaning, washing down & disinfecting the interior of the poultry house
          - large 540 rpm PTO driven sprayer and/or blower rigs
          - sprayer - tank size must be 500 gallon and PTO driven
          - blower - must be PTO driven and come with spray attachment

Requirements

  1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.

    * 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

 For additional Information call 1-800-342-8206 or email poultry.grower@TN.gov
Application C Materials