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Processor – Preventing Access by Wildlife, Pests, and Rodents


Maximum of $50,000


Processor – Preventing Access by Wildlife, Pests, and Rodents is a program that provide support to 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

Applicants must have:

  • An operation-wide or commodity-specific risk assessment against national biosecurity standards
    • This may be completed by the applicant or by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian
    • Minimum requirements for an assessment and an assessment template can be found at
  • Completed an operational biosecurity plan reviewed by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian
  • A site sketch for proposed structural modifications or new construction that meets regulatory requirements, if applicable

Eligible Expenses

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

  • Installing or repairing screening, plastic curtains and soffits on receiving areas
  • Controlling access to operation and buildings with gates, fencing, signage, locks, barriers and security monitoring equipment
  • Applying gravel around perimeter of production or operation facilities (1 metre strip, 15 centimetres deep)
  • Installing pest control devices
  • 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

  Please click the link indicated below for update.


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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