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Dairy- Producer Assurance Rebate Program

Value

Maximum program payment of $15,000 per operation

Description

The Dairy- Producer Assurance Rebate Program provides dairy producers with a rebate for approved eligible equipment expenses that improve biosecurity and animal welfare practices.

Eligible Applicants

You are eligible to apply for rebate if:

  • You are a Saskatchewan dairy producer;
  • You are 18 years of age;
  • You must file income tax in Saskatchewan demonstrating a minimum of $50,000 in gross farm income in the year of the application;
  • You have a Saskatchewan Premises Identification number;
  • You are ProAction registered; and
  • You have had an assessment completed by a veterinarian licensed in Saskatchewan.

Eligible Expenses

Biosecurity

  • Colostrum batch pasteurizer;
  • Footbaths:
    • Auto foaming and spray systems for hoof disease.

Animal Welfare Improvements

  • Loading chutes (Max rebate: $3,000):
    • Metal;
    • Portable or stationary, adjustable;
  • Slip prevention in walkways:
    • Floor grooving;
  • Tilt table/trimming chute:
    • Stationary or portable;
    • Hydraulic or manual, including leg restraints;
  • Rubberized flooring:
    • Rubber mats or rolls to reduce slippage;
  • Improved stall comfort:
    • Stall dividers, brisket boards, mats, mattresses;
  • Motorized cow brushes:
    • Rotating, motion-activated, stationary;
  • Group feeding systems for delivery of milk or replacer to calves:
    • Nipples, plastic lines, check valve and reservoir;
  • Remote surveillance for calving:
    • All equipment, antennas and cables to support the following:  up to four indoor cameras and up to four outdoor cameras (20xPTZ), repeater and recording unit with hard drive; and
  • Pain control administration training by veterinarian:
    • Training costs and mileage.

Deadline Date

  Ongoing
Industry: Agriculture, Location: Saskatchewan ,
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