Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Other Businesses

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Animal Health

Category: Education, Training, Assessment and Planning

Category Code: AHED-OA-B

Description: For projects focused on first-time activities to improve animal health and welfare.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that are planning first-time activities to receive education or training, or to complete operational assessments and plans, with a qualified third party.

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $5,000

Category: Defining Zones and Controlled Access Points

Category Code: AHIM-OA-A

Description: For projects focused on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary, clinics that wish to prevent introduction and spread of disease throughout an operation through new construction, modifications to existing production areas and facilities, and implementing practices and procedures. Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $50,000

Category: Establishing Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices

Category Code: AHIM-OA-B

Description: For projects focused on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that wish to prevent introduction and spread of disease throughout an operation through new construction, modifications to existing production areas and facilities, and implementing practices and procedures. Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $50,000

Category: Preventing Access by Wildlife, Pests and Rodents

Category Code: AHIM-OA-D

Description: For projects focused on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that wish to prevent introduction and spread of disease throughout an operation through new construction, modifications to existing production areas and facilities, and implementing practices and procedures. Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $50,000

Category: Health Management

Category Code: AHIM-OA-E

Description: For projects focused on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that wish to prevent introduction and spread of disease throughout an operation through new construction, modifications to existing production areas and facilities, and implementing practices and procedures. Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $50,000

Category: Establishing Isolation or Segregation Facilities

Category Code: AHIM-OA-C

Description: For projects focused on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, community pastures, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that wish to prevent introduction and spread of disease throughout an operation through new construction, modifications to existing production areas and facilities, and implementing practices and procedures. Preference is currently given to projects that support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $50,000

Category: Equipment to Improve Animal Handling

Category Code: AHEQ-OA-A

Description: For projects focused on improving animal welfare in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that are interested in improving animal handling throughout an operation by implementing new practices and procedures. Preference is currently given to projects that:

  • Support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids.
  • Are located in areas with limited access to veterinary services areas (e.g., Northern Ontario)

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $50,000

Category: Construction, Modification or New Technologies to Improve Animal Housing

Category Code: AHIM-OA-G

Description: For projects focused on improving animal welfare in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that are interested in improving animal housing throughout an operation with new construction, modifications to existing structures, or implementing new technologies. Preference is currently given to projects that:

  • Support sheep, goat, veal, beef cattle and farmed cervids
  • Are located in areas with limited access to veterinary services (e.g., Northern Ontario)

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $50,000

Category: Establishing Facilities to Manage Deadstock

Category Code: AHIM-OA-F

Description: For projects focused on reducing biosecurity risks into, within, and out of high-risk areas of the operation, in a measurable or proven way.

Who Should Apply: Deadstock disposal facilities and commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters and veterinary clinics, that want to establish on-site facilities for the management of deadstock to prevent the introduction and spread of disease. Preference is currently being given to projects that:

  • Support the disposal of sheep and/or goat deadstock
  • Are located in areas with limited disposal options (e.g. Northern Ontario)

Available Cost-Share: 35 per cent, up to a maximum of $25,000

Category: Traceability Equipment (Animal Health)

Category Code: AHEQ-OA-B

Description: This project category specifically supports the purchase, installation or upgrading of equipment that is directly related to the implementation or improvement of traceability systems.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters, veterinary clinics and rendering facilities, that are implementing or improving traceability systems. Preference is currently given to projects that:

  • Support goats, sheep, farmed cervids, bison, cattle, pigs

Available Cost-Share: 35 per cent, up to a maximum of $10,000

Category: Traceability Systems Improvements (Animal Health)

Category Code: AHEQ-OA-C

Description: For traceability system development, implementation or improvements through: writing policies, procedures and records, equipment purchases, and facility upgrades.

Who Should Apply: Commingling facilities, including assembly yards, sales barns, auction markets, fairs and exhibitions, trucking rest stations, transporters, veterinary clinics and rendering facilities, that are implementing or improving traceability systems. Preference is currently given to projects that:

  • Support goats, sheep, farmed cervids, bison, cattle, pigs

Available Cost-Share: 50 per cent, up to a maximum of $75,000

Commercializers

Category: Development and Commercialization of Technology or Equipment to Increase Labour Productivity

Category Code: EMPT-OA-E

Description: For projects to adapt products, services or processes that will help drive producer and processor labour productivity

Who Should Apply: To apply you must:

  • Be an Ontario business or manufacturer that wants to commercialize advanced technologies, services or processes that will help drive producer and processor labour productivity
  • Have completed an assessment and business case that demonstrates the need and impact of the project in addressing current deficiencies, opportunities or risks
  • Have a commercialization plan that includes the following:
    • Business Overview
    • Project expected outcomes and impact for the end user (producer or processor)
    • Target market and how the technology will be marketed
    • Project budget
    • Production and implementation plan of the technology

Available Cost-Share: 35 per cent, up to a maximum of $250,000

Primary Agri-Food Businesses

Category: Advanced Manufacturing and Technology for Primary Agri-Food Businesses

Category Code: EMPT-OA-G

Description: Projects that implement technologies and equipment to enhance labour productivity or input efficiencies.

Who Should Apply: Primary Agri-Food Businesses with projects in any agri-food sector may apply, but primary Agri-Food Businesses with projects in the following sectors are currently given preference:

  • Grain and oil seed post-harvest handling
  • Vegetable and/or fruit post-harvest handling

Available Cost-Share: 25 per cent, up to a maximum of $200,000

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 17 January 2018
Last Reviewed: 7 March 2019