ValueMaximum of $25,000
Producer – Defining Zones and Controlled Access Points supports producers of all farmed animal species who wish to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on farm through new construction, modifications to existing production areas and facilities, and implementing practices and procedures.
Producers of all farmed animal species who wish to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on farm through new construction or modifications to existing production areas and implementing practices and procedures.
Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle, and farmed cervids.
Applicants must completed:
- A farm-wide assessment against national biosecurity standards that supports need for the project
- This may be completed by the applicant or by a qualified third party, such as a licensed veterinarian.
- Assessment requirements can be found at ontariosoilcrop.org
- An applicable Biosecurity Workshop or equivalent
- A site sketch identifying existing and proposed:
- Structures and buildings
- Controlled access points
- Controlled and restricted access zones
- Flow of animals and people
Operational improvements as preventive measures to reduce the risk of the introduction and spread of disease, including:
- Retrofitting existing structures to establish an effective transition area (anteroom)
- Clearly defining controlled and restricted access zones and controlled access points using signage, fencing, barriers, grading or landscaping
- Improving efficiency of traffic flow to reduce contamination by establishing new or rerouting existing laneways, access routes and vehicle turning areas
- Controlling access to operation and buildings with gates, fencing, signage, locks, barriers and security monitoring equipment
- Construction of new or modifications to existing structures to facilitate more efficient movement of animals and people
- In-kind contributions