Application forms are now available through the 2012 Canada-Ontario Forage and Livestock Transportation Assistance Initiative for Ontario livestock breeders who are facing severe forage shortages due to this summer’s dry weather. This AgriRecovery initiative helps producers in designated drought areas by offsetting extraordinary transportation costs incurred to feed or to transport eligible livestock to sources of hay, silage, straw or green feed.
Eligible breeding livestock includes:
- Beef cattle
- Horses (bred for meat, pregnant mare’s urine or sale of offspring).
Eligible producers must apply for funding by March 22, 2013. Funding may be provided in the following ways:
- Up to $0.14 per tonne, per kilometre for the transportation of eligible feed to eligible livestock.
- Up to $0.075 per kilometre per head to move eligible cattle and horses to available feed.
- Up to $0.05 per kilometre per head to move eligible sheep and goats to available feed.
AgriRecovery provides targeted, disaster-specific programming when assistance is needed beyond existing programs like AgriStability, Production Insurance or the Risk Management Program.
More information is available on agricorp.com or by contacting Agricorp.