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Genetics

$2,000 Maximum Reimbursement
• Reimbursements will be based on maximum allowed per eligible item.
• AI, testing, and multiple bred beef heifers, bulls, bucks, and/or rams can be combined for a maximum reimbursement of $2,000.
• Standard 35% cost share or Master 50% cost share.
Item Maximum Per Item
Buck, Ram $350
Bred Beef Heifer $400
Bull Lease - true NCE EPDs $400
Bull - true NCE EPDs $1,200
Bull - Genomic Enhanced EPDs $1,600
Artificial Insemination $2,000
Testing - BSE and Pregnancy $2,000
* Items purchased must meet specified conditions to be eligible for the maximum.
840 EID Official USDA Electronic 15 digit ID with "840" (numeric code for USA) being the first three digits
Acc EPD accuracy (0 - 1.0)
AI Artificial Insemination
BRSV Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus
BSE Breeding Soundness Evaluation
BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus
BVD-PI Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Persistent Infection
BW Birth Weight EPD (Calving Ease category)
CD Calving Ease Direct EPD (Calving Ease category)
EPD Expected Progeny Difference
GE-EPD Genomic Enhanced - Expected Progeny Difference
IBR Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
Lepto HB Leptospira hardjo-bovis (Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo type Hardjo-bovis)
Lepto Leptospirosis
LNM Lifetime Net Merit
NCE National Cattle Evaluation
PI Production Index - Dairy (ex. TPI for Holstein/JPI for Jersey)
PI3 Bovine Parainfluenza type 3 Virus
Testing BSE or Pregnancy Testing from Tennessee Licensed Veterinarian
Trich Trichomoniasis
Vibrio Vibriosis (Genital Camplyobacteriosis)
WW Weaning Weight EPD (Growth category)
YW Yearling Weight EPD (Growth category) 
Email livestock.genetics@tn.gov for additional information.