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Livestock Loan Participation

The Livestock Loan Participation Program is designed to enable farmers and ranchers of limited equity to procure livestock loans at rates and terms which the applicant can reasonably be expected to meet and thereby utilize available feed, facilities, labor, and management skills.

How It Works

The program participates with banks and borrowers to assist financing 50% of livestock purchases and a maximum loan of $200,000.

Use of Funds

Livestock purchase


4.5% fixed (3.5% fixed for small/beginning farmers); Up to 7 year term; Participation loan

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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