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Livestock Working Facility Cover


Livestock Minimum Requirements
Premises Registration
$3,500 Maximum
Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head

BQA - Beef and Dairy
Permit - Dairy

Standard 35%
Cost Share
Max $2 per sq ft­
Master 50%
Cost Share
Max $3 per sq ft­

Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time
during the last 12 months.

  • Lifetime Limit - this program has a lifetime limit of one (1) reimbursement
  • Quotes are not required to request cost share funds
  • Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum amount
  • Reimbursement packet supersedes application information
This program has a lifetime maximum of one (1) reimbursement.

Improve long term livestock husbandry and management capabilities and enhance farm safety

Application Period

Reimbursement Deadline
May. 1, 2016
GUIDELINES: use application A to apply - pages 21 - 23 in printed application, application A instructions
A. Eligible Items - Dairy, Beef, Goats/Sheep
    1. New structures and additions to existing structures
      a. Structures must be a minimum size of 480 square feet - 2nd level will not be eligible; 16 ft width minimum
      b. Minimum height - 10 ft high clearance
      c. Minimum of two openings for livestock access/movement
      d. Use of structure is for covering securely installed livestock working
      equipment only.
      Working equipment must be arranged in a functional layout at the
      time of reimbursement. Minimum setup of equipment undercover includes squeeze chute, alley, and crowding system area.
    1. Roof-metal, shingles, or polymer coated fabric (e.g., Cover-All, Clear Span, Super Structure, etc.)
    2. Labor conducted by a contractor- labor provided by applicant or their employees is not eligible
Requirements See Livestock Working Facility Cover Examples
    1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.
    1. Livestock working facility cover must conform to the minimum requirements and guidelines of TAEP.
Reimbursement maximums per square foot
Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $3,500. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum per square foot. Examples of how to calculate reimbursement amount will be included in reimbursement instructions and at
    1. 35% Cost Share - Standard Producer
      $2.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement
      Total reimbursement not to exceed $3,500
    2. 50% Cost Share - Master Producer
      $3.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement
      Total reimbursement not to exceed $3,500
Ineligible Items
    1. Cost of clearing land and site preparation
    2. Renovations of existing structures
    3. Labor provided by applicant or their employees
    4. Flooring - concrete, geotextile fabric, gravel, and others
    5. Completely enclosed building
    6. Doors - walk through and drive through
    1. Used materials are not eligible for reimbursement
    2. Material & labor for the installation of electrical service or plumbing to livestock working facility cover structure or equipment
    3. Guard rails
    4. Livestock equipment - see page 10 for program
      • gates, portable corral panels, etc.
    5. Carports
For additional information call 1-800-342-8206 or email
Application A
Premises Registration