ValueMaximum of $25,000
Producer – Establishing Isolation or Segregation Facilities support 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 facilities to support isolation and/or segregation of sick and/or high-risk animals.
Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.
Applicants 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 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:
- Construction of a new or modification of an existing structure for a quarantine or isolation facility for sick animals
- Structure must have a controlled access point, be easily cleaned and disinfected, and house animals separately with no direct contact, shared feed, water or housing
- Construction of a new or modification of an existing structure, to create segregation areas for distinct, high-risk co-horts (e.g., newborns)
- Construction of a new or modification of an existing structure, to create an animal treatment or work area for service personnel
- In-kind contributions