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Hay Storage

Livestock/Acreage Minimum Requirements Certifications Lifetime Limit
Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head
Hay - 100 Acres in Production
BQA – Beef and Dairy
Three (3) Reimbursements
$6,000 Maximum Reimbursement
Standard 35% Cost Share   |   Master 50% Cost Share
50% Cost Share Eligible Master Courses for Hay Storage

Master/Advanced Master Beef

Master Dairy

Master Farm Manager

Master/Advanced Master Small Ruminant

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 head requirement.
Hay Acreage = 100 acres in production; first cutting only
Lifetime Limit = refers to the number of allowed reimbursements.

Eligible Items

1. Hay Storage – use of structure is for storing of hay only
• New structures or additions to existing structures
    — Minimum size of 900 sq. ft. for new structures; loft or 2nd level not considered in total sq. ft. of structure
    — Minimum eave height – 14 ft. high clearance for new structures and additions
    — Roof material – metal or polymer coated fabric
    — Sides/walls (optional) – metal or wood
        ° at least one side/end must be completely open; not eligible - completely enclosed buildings
    — Labor for construction of Hay Storage only; not eligible – labor provided by applicant


1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.

Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $6,000. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum per square foot. Examples of how to calculate the reimbursement amount will be included in the reimbursement packet.

  1. 35% Cost Share – Standard Producer $2.00/sq. ft. maximum reimbursement Total reimbursement not to exceed $6,000
  2. 50% Cost Share – Master Producer $3.00/sq. ft. maximum reimbursement Total reimbursement not to exceed $6,000
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