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Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock

Stream: Processor

Code:

AHIM-PR-F

Who should apply?

Processors 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 throughout the operation.

Preference is currently given to projects that:

  • Support provincially licensed abattoirs
  • Support the disposal of sheep 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 national biosecurity standards
    • 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
  • Have an operational biosecurity plan reviewed by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian
  • Have 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 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:
    • o   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
    • o   New construction, or modifications to, 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
    • o   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
  • 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

  • Travel and meal costs
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Activities and expenditures as detailed here

Available cost-share

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

Required documentation

  • Operational or commodity-specific 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

  • Project impacts provincially licensed abattoirs
  • 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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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