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Dairy Farm Investment Program


Maximum of $100,000 for all projects


The Dairy Farm Investment Program is a five-year (beginning 2017-2018) $250-million program to help Canadian cow’s milk producers improve productivity through upgrades to their equipment.

It is intended to assist dairy producers adapt to the anticipated impacts of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants must be:

  • legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements in Canada.
  • must be Canadian licensed cow’s milk producers.
  • must own a valid dairy license stating the production quota
  • must be registered with a provincial milk marketing board.

*Applicants not approved under Phase 1 must re-apply if they wish to have their project considered under Phase 2.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible activities are of the following nature and type:

  • Hiring of external expertise (consultants) to assess how the dairy farm enterprise can improve efficiencies and productivity
  • Purchasing, shipping, and installing eligible equipment (that is, barn equipment, commercial-off-the-shelf software and IT infrastructure)
  • Training necessary to operate eligible equipment
  • Retrofits of current facilities within the existing barn footprint related to the installation and operation of eligible equipment

Deadline Date

  Closed. Please click the link indicated below for update.
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