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Poultry Grower

Minimum Poultry Requirements Certifications Lifetime Limit $8,000 Maximum Reimbursement
Broilers - 75,000/yr
Non-Broilers - 10,000/yr
Not Applicable Not Applicable Standard 35% Cost Share

Eligible Items

  1. Generator – for poultry house use only
    •    20 – 40 KW power generation per house
    •    Materials and labor to connect and 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
  2. Propane Tank* – for poultry house use only
    •    Minimum capacity – 1,000 gal.; smaller capacity tanks (500 gal.) may be combined to reach min. capacity
    •    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
  3. Biosecurity Items

A. Drive Over Foam/Spray Vehicle Disinfection System

    •    ramps are eligible if purchased with system; purchase of foam is ineligible

B. Boot Wash – automatic

    •    one per house for the main foot traffic or control room entrance

    •    spare brush kit & scraper attachment are eligible with boot wash purchase; purchase of disinfectant is ineligible

C. 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 x 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

D. 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 & battery or electric setup; 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; not eligible – material and labor for providing electrical service, cellular remote controlled access, and ornamental gate post construction (rock, brick, etc.)

E. Security Camera – perimeter use only

F. Poultry House Cleaner – for cleaning, washing down, and disinfecting the interior of the poultry house

    •    large 540 rpm PTO driven sprayer and/or blower rigs

    •    sprayer tank size must be 500 gal. and PTO driven

    •    blower must be PTO driven and come with spray attachment

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

Email poultry.grower@tn.gov for additional information.