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Swine – Producer Rebate Program

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Description

The Swine- Producer Assurance Rebate Program provides swine producers with a rebate for approved eligible equipment expenses that improve biosecurity and animal welfare needs.

Eligible Applicants

You are eligible to apply for a rebate if:

  • You are a Saskatchewan swine producer;
  • You are validated through Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA)/Animal Care Assessment (ACA)/Canadian Pork Excellent (CPE);
  • You are 18 years of age;
  • You must file income tax in Saskatchewan demonstrating a minimum of $50,000 in gross farm income in the year of the application;
  • You have a Saskatchewan Premises Identification number;
  • You have had an assessment completed by a veterinarian licensed in Saskatchewan.

Eligible Expenses

Biosecurity Containment Zone

  • Quarantine capability (Max rebate: $5,000):
    • Metal panels, gate(s),
    • Metal feed trough, and
    • Hand and boot wash in and out station;
  • Deadstock management:
    • Carcass cart and/or carcass puller;

Biosecurity Improvements

  • Metering equipment:
    • Includes equipment for dispensing medications, nutritional supplements and line cleaners into water;
  • Cleaning and disinfection station(s):
    • Hand wash and boot wash stations;
  • Air filtration:
    • Filtration system, excluding replacement fillers;
  • Feed bin sensors:
    • Bin level indicator, level sensors and monitors;
  • Load in/out improvements:
    • Ventilation, lighting, and
    • Rubber matting, metal ramp with grip;
  • Bedding storage secured against pests (Maximum rebate of $2,500):
    • Posts, wire, fasteners;
  • Water treatment monitoring equipment:
    • Water filtration system may include chlorination, green sand filter, excluding replacement filters, and
    • Monitoring and testing equipment;
  • Medical equipment storage:
    • Stationary or portable, lockable;
  • Pressure washer dedicated for load in/out:
    • 3000 psi or greater, including hoses and nozzles, and
    • Hot water or bleach sprayer; and
  • Signage for controlled and restricted zones:
    • Gate and visitor signs specifying biosecurity.

Animal Welfare Improvements

  • Advance warning/communication system:
    • Welfare alarms including temperature and fan alarms;
  • Air quality:
    • Fans, ventilation;
  • Euthanasia equipment:
    • Captive bolt gun;
  • Multi-gas detectors:
    • SO2, carbon dioxide, ammonia;
  • Enrichment items:
    • Bite toys, balls, play chains and feed baskets;
  • Improved lighting:
    • LED/dimming;
  • Pain control administration training by veterinarian:
    • Training costs and mileage; and
  • Remote surveillance for farrowing:
    • All equipment, antennas and cables.

Deadline Date

  Ongoing
Industry: Agriculture, Location: Saskatchewan ,
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