Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), in partnership with the government of Canada, is launching a CAP initiative to support livestock producers, waste management facilities, municipalities and other agri-businesses such as livestock auction barns, assembly yards, deadstock transporters, collectors, renderers, and veterinary clinics in increasing capacity for deadstock management.

This initiative offers a higher cost-share rate than our usual deadstock funding, that being 50% reimbursement of eligible expenses as opposed to 35%, up to a maximum of $25,000 per applicant. The initiative provides cost-share funding, to support planning, establishing, and/or managing deadstock to increase capacity for deadstock management. Specifically expenses eligible for cost-share reimbursement include:

Assessments and Planning

  • Qualified third-party services to provide an initial operational plan or assessment of an applicant’s deadstock capacity (e.g., deadstock management plan, environmental plan/assessment).

Deadstock Facility Upgrades and Equipment

Establishment of an on-site facility to handle and store deadstock efficiently and
securely as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of
disease to animals and humans, including, but not limited to:

  • Purchase, modification, or construction of a deadstock management system (e.g., composter, digester, incinerator [subject to regulatory requirements and restrictions], in-ground vessel, waste management bins) and associated runoff management equipment/systems
    • Digester modifications or components that enable the taking of
      deadstock (e.g. pretreatment equipment)
  • New construction or modifications to structures or buildings to facilitate the
    handling, storage and removal of deadstock, or to securely store
    deadstock in a manner that prevents access or scavenging by wildlife and
    vermin, and;
  • New freezer or cooler systems for the temporary storage of deadstock and
    parts thereof, or specified risk materials.

Please note that expenses must meet the requirements of the Ontario Regulation 105/09, under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 (FSQA), and Ontario Regulation 106/09 under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA), (or any applicable requirements under the Safe Food for Canadians Act for federally registered plants) and be suitable for use. The undertaking of these activities for cost-share funding may still be subject to regulatory approvals. 

For more information please visit Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)

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