$2,000 Maximum Reimbursement
  • Reimbursements will be based on maximum allowed per eligible item.
  • AI, testing, and multiple bred beef heifers, bulls, bucks, and/or rams can be combined for a maximum reimbursement of $2,000.
  • Standard 35% cost share or Master 50% cost share.
Item Maximum Per Item
Buck, Ram $350
Bred Beef Heifer $400
Bull Lease - true NCE EPDs $400
Bull - true NCE EPDs $1,200
Bull - Genomic Enhanced EPDs $1,600
Artificial Insemination $2,000
Testing - BSE and Pregnancy $2,000
* Items purchased must meet specified conditions to be eligible for the maximum.


Genetics – Bred Beef Heifers

Genetics – Cattle

FY 2017-18 TAEP Cattle Genetics Program - Beef EPD and Dairy LNM Requirements by Breed

Genetics – Goats/Sheep


Genetics Glossary

840 EID Official USDA Electronic Identification - available from Veterinarian
Acc EPD accuracy (0 - 1.0)
AI Artificial Insemination
BRSV Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus
BSE Breeding Soundness Evaluation
BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus
BVD-PI Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Persistent Infection
BW Birth Weight EPD (Calving Ease category)
CD Calving Ease Direct EPD (Calving Ease category)
EPD Expected Progeny Difference
GE-EPD Genomic Enhanced - Expected Progeny Difference
IBR Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
Lepto HB Leptospira hardjo-bovis (Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo type Hardjo-bovis)
Lepto Leptospirosis
LNM Lifetime Net Merit
NCE National Cattle Evaluation
PI Production Index - Dairy (ex. TPI for Holstein/JPI for Jersey)
PI3 Bovine Parainfluenza type 3 Virus
Testing BSE or Pregnancy Testing from Tennessee Licensed Veterinarian
Trich Trichomoniasis
Vibrio Vibriosis (Genital Camplyobacteriosis)
WW Weaning Weight EPD (Growth category)
YW Yearling Weight EPD (Growth category)