ValueMaximum of $50,000
Other Business- Construction, Modification, or New Technologies to Improve Animal Housing supports projects that focuses on improving animal welfare in a measurable or proven way. This program also supports projects on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way (ventilation system only).
Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that are interested in improving animal housing throughout an operation with new construction, modifications to existing structures, or implementing new technologies.
Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that are interested in preventing the introduction and spread of disease throughout an operation through the implementation a ventilation (roof venting) system.
Preference is currently given to projects that:
- Support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle, and farmed cervids
- Are located in areas with limited access to veterinary services (e.g., Northern Ontario)
Operational improvements for the purpose of reducing threats to animal welfare, including but not limited to:
- New construction, modifications to existing structures, or implementation of new technologies to meet national biosecurity standards, national Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals or a market-driven animal welfare program (e.g., North American Meat Institute Audit), such as:
- Feeding and watering systems
- New bedding or litter systems
- Systems to improve animal movements (e.g., modular loading, chutes, head gates)
- Enrichment systems
- Group housing systems
- Ventilation (roof venting) systems *also eligible as an operational improvement to prevent the introduction and spread of disease when supported by a biosecurity assessment
- Grooving or flooring
- 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