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Processor – Establishing Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices


Maximum of $50,000


Processor – Establishing Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices supports projects that focuses on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Eligible Applicants

Abattoirs that wish to prevent the introduction and spread of disease throughout an operation through new construction, modifications to existing production areas and facilities, and implementing practices and procedures.

Preference is currently given to projects that support:

  • Provincially licensed abattoirs
  • Sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids

Eligible Expenses

Operational improvements as preventive measures to reduce the introduction and spread of disease, including, but not limited to:

  • Construction of hard surface (e.g., concrete) pad or wash bay/facility for cleaning and disinfecting vehicles and equipment within Controlled Access Zone or Controlled Access Point
  • Installation of sanitation, shower or washer facilities at Controlled Access Point or anteroom to higher risk areas such as animal receiving facilities (must be part of a complete transition area for effective biosecurity)
  • Replacing interior surfaces (e.g., walls, flooring, dividers) with non-porous washable materials such as concrete, puck board or stainless steel
  • Purchasing specialized cleaning and disinfection equipment (e.g., livestock footbaths, udder cleaning systems)
  • Installing a treatment system for disinfecting or removing pathogens, fomite or contaminants from the water, including sulphur and iron
  • 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

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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