Fence-line Hay Feeding System
|Minimum Requirements*||Certification Required to Apply||Beginning Famer Option**|
|Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head
|BQA – Beef and Dairy
|$4,000 Maximum Reimbursement|
|Standard 35% Cost Share | Master 50% Cost Share|
|50% Cost Share Eligible Master Courses for Working Structures & Fence-line Systems|
|Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time during the last 12 months.
Goats/Sheep can be combined to meet minimum number requirement.
*Applicant must meet at least one minimum program requirement at time of application.
**This program is not available for individuals qualifying for the Beginning Farmer Option.
Fence-line Hay Feeding System — this system allows hay bales to be placed within a feeding area located along an existing fence-line that is easily accessed from a road or farm lot as opposed to in-field feeding. Eligible items include concrete pad, feeder panels, gate, and posts.
- System setup must include minimum purchase of:
(3) Feeder panels – new panels only
(4) Posts – 6” x 6”
(1) Concrete pad – minimum 30’ x 30’
(1) Gate – optional
- System must be built outdoor within a fence-line (new or existing) with access from a road or a farm lot.
- Cover/roof, fencing, geotextile, gravel, roads, site prep, and standalone feeding pads are not eligible for cost share reimbursement.
- Can the fence-line feeding system have a roof? Yes. However, roof materials & labor are not eligible for cost share reimbursement. Receipts must be itemized.
- Can the fence-line feeding system be built within a structure, such as a barn? No. The fence-line feeding system must be built outdoor within a fence-line (new or existing) with access from a road or farm lot.
Reimbursements will be based upon eligible purchase. Reimbursement for labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement. Material and labor costs must be itemized on invoice.
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