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Producer – Construction, Modification or New Technologies to Improve Animal Housing

Value

Maximum of $10,000

Description

Producer – Construction, Modification or New Technologies to Improve Animal Housing supports projects that focus on improving animal welfare in a measurable or proven way.

Eligible Applicants

Producers of all farmed animal species who are interested in improving animal housing on-farm through new construction, modifications to existing structures, or implementing new technology.

Preference is currently given to projects:

  • That support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids
  • Located in areas with limited access to veterinary services (e.g., Northern Ontario)

Applicants must have completed:

  • One of the following:
    • An applicable Biosecurity Workshop or equivalent and a farm-wide assessment against national biosecurity standards that supports need for the project
    • A farm-wide assessment against national Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals, a national commodity-specific farm animal care program, or market-driven animal welfare program that supports need for the project
  • A site sketch identifying all current and proposed structures and buildings

Eligible Expenses

Operational improvements to reduce threats to animal welfare, including:

  • New construction, modifications to existing structures, or implementation of new technology to meet national biosecurity standards, national Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals, a national commodity farm animal care program, or a market-driven animal welfare program, such as:
    • Feeding and watering systems
    • New bedding or litter systems
    • Enrichment systems
    • Group housing systems
    • Ventilation systems
    • Grooving or flooring
  • In-kind contributions

Deadline Date

  Please click the link indicated below for update.

Contact

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

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

Website: https://ontarioprogramguides.net/pc-en-ahim-pd-g/

Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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