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Permanent Working Pen

Livestock Minimum Requirements Certifications Lifetime Limit
Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head
BQA – Beef and Dairy
Not Applicable
$3,500 Maximum Reimbursement
Standard 35% Cost Share  |    Master 50% Cost Share
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.

Eligible Items

Permanent Working Pen — for receiving, separating, weaning, or holding livestock prior to working and/or loading
• New construction only

Requirements

• New construction only
• Maximum size — 10,000 sq. ft.
• Minimum size — 420 sq. ft.
• Rails — minimum of (4) lumber/pipe rails or (3) guardrails; not eligible — corral panels
• Eligible materials include:
    — Treated lumber
        • Boards (minimum 2 in. x 6 in.)
        • Wood posts (minimum 6 in.)
    — Metal
        • Guard rail
        • I-beams
    — Pipe fence
        • Standalone pipe (minimum 16 gauge, 2 in. diameter)
        • Continuous fence panels (minimum 16 gauge)
            *not eligible — corral panels
    — Gates
        • Minimum 2 in. — 16 gauge tubes
        • Minimum length 8 ft.
        • Must be installed at time of reimbursement
• Multiple pens are allowed
• Labor for construction of Permanent Working Pen; not eligible — labor provided by applicant
    — Labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement; labor must be itemized on invoice

Working Pen Diagram

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.

Email working.facility@tn.gov for additional information.