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Goats/Sheep Genetics

 

Livestock Minimum Requirements
Premises Registration
$350 Maximum
Reimbursement
Goats and/or Sheep - 50 Head
Required
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.
• Reimbursement packet supersedes application information

             

PROGRAM GOALS: Increase the marketability, longevity and reputation of Tennessee's goats & sheep

Application Period
June 1-7, 2015

Reimbursement Deadline
May 1, 2016

GUIDELINES: use application A to apply - pages 21 - 23 in printed application, application A instructions
Eligible Items - Goats
      1. Bucks - fullblood or purebred registered
      2. Artificial Insemination (AI)
        a. Semen from eligible bucks
        b. Semen tanks, supplies & equipment
        c. AI fees - from a Tennessee licensed veterinarian
      3. Pregnancy testing and BSE - Tennessee licensed veterinarian
Requirements - Goats
    1. Physical Examination or Breeding Soundness Evaluation (BSE)
      a. Must be completed within 90 days of purchase or reimbursement
    2. Official Identification - tattoo, microchip or scrapie tag
    3. Pregnancy testing and BSE - Tennessee licensed veterinarian
Eligible Items - Sheep
    1. Rams - registered
      a. RR results for the Scrapie Codon 171 Genotype test
      b. NN results for the Spider Syndrome Genotype test
    2. Artificial Insemination (AI)
      a. Semen from eligible rams
      b. Semen tanks, supplies & equipment
      c. AI fees - from a Tennessee licensed veterinarian
    3. Pregnancy testing and BSE - Tennessee licensed veterinarian
Requirements - Sheep
    1. Physical Examination or Breeding Soundness Evaluation (BSE)
      a. Must be completed within 90 days of purchase or reimbursement
    2. Official Identification - tattoo, microchip or scrapie tag
    3. Pregnancy testing and BSE - Tennessee licensed veterinarian
Ineligible Items - Most commonly requested
      1. Producer time and labor for AI work will not be reimbursed
      2. Embryo transfer
      3. Herd evaluation
      4. AI registration certificates
      5. Mileage, transportation and delivery expenses
      6. Computerized heat detection systems
      7. Carcass ultrasounding
For additional information call 1-800-342-8206 or email livestock.genetics@TN.gov
Eligibility
Requirements
Application
Rules
Application A
Materials
Premises Registration