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Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock

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Stream: Other Business

Code:

AHIM-OA-F

For projects focused on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Who should apply?

Deadstock disposal facilities and commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that want to establish on-site facilities for the management of deadstock to prevent the introduction and spread of disease.

Preference is currently being given to projects that:

  • Support the disposal of sheep and/or goat deadstock
  • Are located in areas with limited disposal options (e.g. Northern Ontario)

To apply you must have

  • An operational risk assessment against the biosecurity practices and procedures
    • May be completed by applicant or by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian
    • Minimum requirements for an assessment can be found at ontariosoilcrop.org
  • An operational biosecurity plan reviewed by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian
  • A site sketch for proposed structural modifications or new construction, if applicable

Eligible activities and expenditures

Establishment of on-site facility to handle and store deadstock and parts thereof efficiently and securely as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of disease to animals and humans, including, but not limited to:

  • Purchase or construction of a deadstock and parts thereof management system (e.g., composter, digester, incinerator [subject to regulatory requirements and restrictions], in-ground vessel) and associated runoff management
  • New construction or modifications to structures or buildings to facilitate the handling, storage and removal of deadstock, or to securely store deadstock and parts thereof in a manner that prevents access or scavenging by wildlife and vermin
  • New freezer or cooler systems for the temporary storage of deadstock and parts thereof, or specified risk materials (SRM)
  • In-kind labour and equipment costs of up to $2,000 in cost-share
  • One-time labour costs specifically required for the project, such as contract salaries, benefits and specific per diem fees (excluding existing full- or part-time staff)
  • One-time costs for rental of facilities, processing equipment or machinery required specifically for the project

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • Projects that support animals of non-agricultural significance
  • Activities and expenditures as detailed here
  • Modifications related to increasing production, health and safety requirements or reasons not relevant to improving biosecurity
  • Travel and meal costs
  • Multipurpose items for use in the collection, removal or storage of mortalities (e.g., tractors, pails, shovels, chains)

Available cost-share

35 per cent, up to a maximum of $25,000

Required documentation

  • Operational risk assessment against national biosecurity standards
  • Operational biosecurity plan reviewed by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian
  • Site sketch for proposed structural modifications or new construction, if applicable
  • Quote or proposal to support costs

Merit assessment criteria

  • Identified level of risk, with priority given to high- moderate risk operations or proposals that will have the greatest impact
  • Commodity-specific targeting with a current focus on sheep and goat deadstock. (This Project Category is applicable to all farmed animal species and the focus is subject to change.)
  • Geographic location, with priority given to operations located in areas with limited disposal options (e.g., Northern Ontario)
  • Size of operation, with priority given to operations with largest number of animals within commodities

What's Next?

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Is this project for you? Find out if you meet the program requirements
Program Requirements

 

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For more information on upcoming application intakes, visit omafra.gov.on.ca





Edit date: November 27, 2019

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