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Manure Storage Improvements


Maximum of $20,000


Manure Storage Improvements program aims to provide support to livestock producers who are not phased-in to the Nutrient Management Act, do not have adequate storage (240 days) for their 2018 livestock numbers and are not increasing livestock numbers. Projects will focus on increasing capacity of current manure storage systems to reduce potential risks identified with storages.

Eligible Applicants

Producers who:

  • Verified, 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan
  • Approved Nutrient Management Strategy within the last five years, that demonstrates the upgraded storage will meet the Manure Storage Sizing Calculation (MSTOR) sizing requirements of section 69 of the Nutrient Management Act.

Eligible Expenses

  • Storage-related technology projects that contribute to increasing capacity to meet the 240-day requirement (as of April 1, 2018), such as sand and solids separators or storage roofing to eliminate rainfall entry
  • Manure dewatering systems (e.g. on-farm concentration systems using flocculants, membranes, or other suitable technology)
  • Liquid manure storage capacity improvements to achieve 240 days of storage
  • Solid manure storage capacity improvements to achieve 240 days of storage
  • Associated construction costs to meet relevant standards (liners, secondary containment, fencing, etc.)
  • Decommissioning of unsafe storages upon recommendation in writing from a professional engineer, if part of a new replacement storage project
  • Professional costs directly related to design (i.e., engineering costs), construction and installation of eligible technology and features
  • Equipment for moving manure from edge of barn or livestock holding area to manure storage
  • In-kind contributions

Deadline Date

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Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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