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Processor – Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock


Maximum of $25,000


Processor – Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock 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

Processors of all farmed animal species who want to establish on-site facilities for the management of deadstock to prevent the introduction and spread of disease throughout the operation.

Preference is currently given to projects that support:

  • Support provincially licensed abattoirs
  • Support the disposal of sheep or goat deadstock
  • Are located in areas with limited disposal options (e.g., Northern Ontario)

Eligible Expenses

Establishment of on-site facility to handle and store deadstock and parts thereof efficiently and securely as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of disease to animals and humans, including, but not limited to:

  • Purchase or construction of a deadstock and parts thereof management system (e.g., composter, digester, incinerator [subject to regulatory requirements and restrictions], in-ground vessel) and associated runoff management
  • New construction, or modifications to, structures or buildings to facilitate the handling, storage and removal of deadstock, or to securely store deadstock and parts thereof in a manner that prevents access or scavenging by wildlife and vermin
  • New freezer or cooler systems for the temporary storage of deadstock and parts thereof or specified risk materials (SRM)
  • 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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