ValueMaximum of $25,000
Producer – Establishing Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices supports projects that will focus on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.
Producers of all farmed animal species who wish to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on farm through establishing cleaning and disinfecting practices and purchasing equipment to support those practices.
Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.
Applicant must have 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 how separation of clean and dirty traffic (i.e., people, vehicles, equipment) will be maintained
Operational improvements as preventive measures to reduce the risk of the introduction and spread of disease, including:
- Construction of a hard surface (e.g., concrete pad) or wash bay for cleaning and disinfecting vehicles and equipment within the controlled access zone or at a controlled access point
- Installation of sanitation, shower or washing facilities directly related to biosecurity, at a controlled access point or anteroom to a higher risk area such as animal housing (must be part of a complete transition area)
- Replacing interior surfaces (e.g., walls, flooring, ceiling, dividers) with non-porous washable materials such as concrete, puck board or stainless steel
- Purchasing specialized cleaning and disinfection equipment (e.g., tractor attachments for barn cleanout, livestock footbaths, udder cleaning systems)
- Installing a treatment system for disinfecting or removing pathogens, fomite or contaminants from the water
- In-kind contributions