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Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock

Stream: Producer

Code:

AHIM-PD-F

Who should apply?

Producers of all farmed animal species who want to establish on-site facilities for the management of deadstock to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on farm.

Preference is currently being given to:

  • Projects that support the disposal of sheep and/or goat deadstock
  • Projects that are located in areas with limited disposal options (e.g., Northern Ontario)

To apply you must have

  • An applicable Biosecurity Workshop or equivalent (e.g., commodity-specific National On-Farm Food Safety Assurance or Animal Care Program, based off national standards)*
  • An operational, farm-wide or commodity-specific risk assessment against national biosecurity standards that supports need for the project
    • This may be completed by the applicant or by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian
    • Minimum requirements for an assessment can be found at ontariosoilcrop.org
  • A site sketch for all proposed structural modifications or new construction, if applicable

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • Establishment of on-site facility to handle and store deadstock 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 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 existing structures or buildings to facilitate the handling, storage and removal of deadstock or to securely store deadstock in a manner that prevents access or scavenging by wildlife and vermin
    • New freezer or cooler systems for the temporary storage of deadstock
  • In-kind labour and equipment costs of up to $2,000 in cost-share

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed here
  • Modifications related to increasing production, health and safety requirements or reasons not relevant to improving biosecurity (e.g., composting of by-products or waste from processing)
  • Ongoing consumables (e.g., wood shavings)
  • Modifications and repairs as part of routine maintenance
  • 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

  • Proof of completion of an applicable Biosecurity Workshop or equivalent (e.g., commodity-specific National On-Farm Food Safety Assurance or Animal Care Program, based off national standards)
  • Operational, farm-wide or commodity-specific risk assessment against national biosecurity standards
  • Site sketch for proposed structural modifications or new construction, if applicable

Merit assessment criteria

  • Assessment conducted by a qualified third party
  • Identified level of risk, with priority given to high- moderate risk operations or projects 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

 

*Exceptions may apply

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Edit date: December 13, 2018

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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