Livestock Feed Storage

Minimum Requirements
Certifications NEW Lifetime Limit $7,000 Maximum Reimbursement
Cattle - 100 Head
Goats/Sheep - 150 Head
Swine - 100 Head
BQA - Beef and Dairy
PQA Plus – Swine
Permit – Dairy
Commodity Sheds –
Three (3) Reimbursements
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.



Eligible Items

  1. Mixer wagons* and grinder/mixers* - equipment directly used to mix and/or grind hay, grain and other supplements for feed
  2. Hay wrappers* - machinery used for the wrapping of hay for use as haylage
  3. Commodity shed - new structures and additions to existing structures used for storage of bulk raw commodities, including whole grains and co-products used in a mixing process to produce feed (see page 17 for minimum specifications)

  4. Silage baggers - machinery used for the bagging or debagging of silage
  5. Silos - ground and upright for storage of silage - must have concrete floors and walls
  6. No-till pasture drills* (min. 6 ft. working width)
  7. Self-unloading feed wagon
  8. Unloading forage feeder wagon
  9. Manure spreaders
  10. Labor - labor for construction of infrastructure and installation of new equipment
        - reimbursement for labor cannot exceed 30% of total reimbursement
        - labor provided by the applicant is not eligible

Dairy Only Items Dairy producers can purchase items 1-14

  1. Stationary milk tanks
  2. Generators for dairy barn
  3. Manure/lagoon pumps
  4. Manure/lagoon agitators

Swine Only Items Swine producers can purchase items 1, 15, 16

  1. Generators for swine barn
  2. Feed bin - minimum capacity of 4 tons


  1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that 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

For additional information call 1-800-342-8206 or email
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