ValueMaximum of $1,000
Producer – Education, Training, Assessment, and Planning (Animal Health) supports projects that focus on first-time activities to improve animal health and welfare.
Producers of all farmed animal species who are planning first-time activities to receive animal health education or training, or to complete first-time, farm-wide assessments, audits and/or plans directly related to animal health, with a qualified third party.
First-time activities for:
- Education and training from a third party institution or qualified consultant on topics related to the adoption of national biosecurity standards, a commodity-specific risk management program, or animal welfare practices and procedures related to national Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
- Farm-wide assessments or audits, conducted by a qualified third party (e.g., licensed veterinarian or certified animal welfare auditor) against:
- National biosecurity standards
- Commodity-specific risk management program
- National Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
- National commodity-specific farm animal care program
- Market-driven animal welfare program (e.g., North American Meat Institute Audit)
- Qualified third party services to provide an initial operational plan (e.g., disease response plan, operation specific procedures, nutrient management plan or strategy)