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Producer – Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock


Maximum of $20,000


Producer – Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock 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.

Eligible Applicants

Producers of all farmed animal species who want to establish on-site facilities for the management of deadstock to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on farm.

Preference is currently being given to projects:

  • That support the disposal of sheep and/or goat deadstock
  • Located in areas with limited disposal options (e.g., Northern Ontario)

Applicants must have completed:

  • An applicable Biosecurity Workshop or equivalent1
  • 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
  • A site sketch identifying existing and proposed:
    • Structures and buildings
    • Controlled access points
    • Controlled and restricted access zones

Eligible Expenses

Establishment of an on-site facility to handle and store deadstock and parts thereof efficiently and securely as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of disease to animals and humans, including:

  • Purchase or construction of a deadstock (and parts thereof) management system (e.g., composter, digester, incinerator [subject to regulatory requirements], in-ground vessel) and associated runoff management
  • New construction or modifications to existing structures or buildings to facilitate the handling, storage and removal of deadstock and parts thereof, or to securely store deadstock in a manner that prevents access by wildlife and vermin
  • New freezer or cooler systems for the temporary storage of deadstock and parts thereof, or specified risk materials (SRM)
  • In-kind contributions

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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