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Producer – Runoff Control for Livestock Facilities


Maximum of $20,000


Producer – Runoff Control for Livestock Facilities supports livestock producers with yards who require upgrades to prevent the entry of rainfall, or who plan to improve manure and runoff management.

Eligible Applicants

Livestock producers who completed:

  • A verified, 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan
  • An approved Nutrient Management Strategy dated within the last five years must be provided for covered yard projects (i.e., an impermeable base and a roof in a single project)

Eligible Expenses

  • Upstream diversion of surface water around existing outdoor livestock yards to divert clean water from entering the livestock yard, including:
    • Surface water diversions
    • Berms
    • Surface inlet or catch basin
    • Roof for existing manure storages
    • Eavestroughs on existing livestock buildings that are adjacent to the livestock yard
  • Improvements to existing impermeable surfaces and construction of, or improvements to concrete curb walls with a maximum height of 0.6 metres above grade on existing outdoor livestock yards to direct runoff to storage or treatment areas
  • Silage or solid manure leachate collection, transfer, and storage or treatment systems, such as a vegetative filter strip system or constructed wetlands (treatment systems must be designed by a professional engineer)
  • Concrete storage for runoff
  • Tile observation and shut-off stations
  • Removal or plugging of tile drains within 15 metres of livestock facilities
  • Construction of a covered livestock yard on an existing, outdoor livestock yard. Eligible covered yards must include:
    • An impermeable concrete base
    • Concrete curb walls with a maximum height of 0.6m
    • A roof (for runoff management)
  • In-kind contributions

Deadline Date

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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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