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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Does and Ewes

Livestock Minimum Requirements Certifications Lifetime Limit $1,600 Maximum Reimbursement
Goats/Sheep – 50 head Not Applicable Not Applicable $160 per doe or ewe
Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time during the last 12 months.

Qualifications

1. Stewardship Information (Producer Affidavit required) 

a. Official USDA permanent identification — must be individually and permanently identified with Scrapie tag, microchip, or breed registry identification
b. Ownership — seller name, address, and phone number
c. Sale information — price and sale date
d. Age — maximum of 24 months at time of purchase
e. Service Sire (AI or natural) — buck or ram
AI service sire — attach pedigree or semen catalog data
Natural service sire — attach pedigree
Buck (pedigree required)
Ram (RR & NN genotype results and pedigree required)

2. Preventative Health (Producer Affidavit required) 

a. Dewormed — required
Ewes — RR & NN Genomic test is suggested
Flock health program with local veterinarian is suggested

3. Current and Reproductive Health (Veterinarian Affidavit required) 

a. Official USDA permanent identification — must be individually and permanently identified with Scrapie tag, microchip, or breed registry identification
b. Veterinarian name, clinic, and phone number
c. Pregnancy status – minimum of 45 days bred at date of purchase

Requirements

1. Producer Affidavit — attach pedigree(s) or semen catalog data

2. Veterinarian Affidavit

Affidavit forms are available at www.tn.gov/taep in Producer Programs under Genetics, from Tennessee licensed veterinarians, and included in TAEP Genetics – Goats & Sheep reimbursement packet. Affidavits allow up to ten (10) bred does/ewes with consistent management and breeding to be listed on each form. List all IDs, birth date range, and range of days pregnant.