Traceability Systems Improvements (Animal Health)

Stream: Other Business



Who should apply?

Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters, veterinary clinics and rendering facilities, that are implementing or improving traceability systems.

Preference is currently given to projects that:

  • Support goats, sheep, farmed cervids, bison, cattle, pigs

To apply you must

There are no additional qualifications necessary in order to apply for this Project Category

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • In-kind time (to a maximum of $2,000 per project) or third-party costs to develop written policies, procedures, schedules, and records related to traceability
  • In-kind time (to a maximum of $2,000 per project) or third-party costs to modify existing written traceability systems
  • Traceability equipment and associated training to support the implementation of written traceability systems
  • Costs related to supporting or managing information sharing networks (e.g., cloud-based subscription costs, one-time dedicated project staff), limited to the duration of the project
  • Barcoding systems and automated product identification systems
  • Capital costs (building or production site upgrades) to support implementation of written traceability systems

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • Activities and expenditures as detailed on here
  • Travel and meal costs
  • Equipment not related to traceability
  • Consumable traceability related items (e.g., labels, ink) Multi-use items (e.g., laptops, computers, printers)
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers which have not met Canadian performance standards (see https://www.canadaid.ca/about/tags-and-technology/)

Available cost-share

50 per cent, up to a maximum of $75,000

Required documentation

  • Quote from the manufacturer to include a clear description of all equipment and equipment specifications
  • Quote or proposal from third party detailing services to be provided, costs and outcomes

Merit assessment criteria

  • Priority of commodity
  • Traceability system status
  • Ability of the project to improve traceability
  • Outcomes and objectives of the project
  • Additional merit may be assigned for attending training relevant to the project

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Edit date: November 21, 2018

Partnership Plant Health Targeted Intake

Supporting DON (vomitoxin) testing costs.
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Need Help?

For assistance with the Online Program Guide, please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre – Mon. to Fri., 8 am – 5 pm, 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca