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Poultry Grower

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

Eligible Items

New or Used Equipment
Item 1

1. Propane Tank – for poultry house use only; tanks may be purchased new or used
     - Minimum capacity – 1,000 gallons; smaller capacity tanks (500 gal.) may be purchased to reach the minimum capacity
     - Above ground only
     - Must be ASME certified (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
     - Must be purchased and installed by a Tennessee licensed dealer
     - Foundation — concrete pad or footers
     - L abor — labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; not eligible — labor provided by the applicant

New Equipment Only
Items 2 - 7

2. Generator — for poultry house use only
     - 20-50 KW power generation per house
     - Materials and labor to connect and wire the generator including automatic transfer switch
     - Foundation — concrete pad
     - Labor — labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; not eligible — labor provided by the applicant

3. Feed Bin — for on farm storage of poultry feed only
     - Must meet current housing and feeding system specifications
     - Must be corrugated metal
     - Foundation — concrete pad
     - Labor — labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; not eligible — labor provided by the applicant

4. Litter Management Equipment — must be designated by the manufacturer for poultry house use; includes tractor or skid-steer mounted implements used to windrow, de-cake or scrape walls for optimal litter management and composting; not eligible — self-propelled equipment

5. Overhead Trolley System — manual or automated; used to aid in the removal of mortalities and to transport supplies throughout the poultry house
     - Must be purchased as a complete system; not eligible — repairs to an existing system
     - Labor — labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; not eligible — labor provided by the applicant

6. Biosecurity Items — poultry house area use only
     a. Drive Over Foam/Spray Vehicle Disinfection System
          - ramps are eligible if purchased with the system; not eligible — purchase of foam
     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; not eligible — purchase of disinfectant
     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 24’ 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; not eligible — labor provided by the applicant
     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 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; not eligible — cellular remote controlled access, ornamental gate post construction (rock, brick, etc.), material and labor for providing electrical service
     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 gallon and PTO driven
          - blower must be PTO driven and come with a spray attachment

7. Poultry House Retrofit
     - Items are for retrofit purposes only; not eligible — new poultry house construction
     - Items are for use in the growing area only
     - Items must meet current poultry house specifications
     - Labor conducted by a contractor/supplier for installation of retrofit items is eligible; labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; not eligible — labor provided by the applicant
     a. LED Lights - includes LED light fixtures that contain fixed LEDs within the apparatus or built into the fixture as one unit
     b. Ventilation Fans — tunnel fans, stir fans, and minimal vent fans
          - must be designated for poultry house ventilation use only
          - must be fixed mounted
     c. Ventilation Doors — replacement side vent, attic vent, and tunnel doors
     d. Replacement Motors — for poultry house fans, ventilation systems, automated feeding systems, sidewalls and curtains

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