New deadline for livestock producers to recover transportation costs

​Canada and Ontario announced today that livestock producers now have until June 14 to apply for funding under the 2012 Canada-Ontario Forage and Livestock Transportation Assistance Initiative. The deadline extension gives eligible producers more time to purchase and ship hay for their animals.

To align with the deadline extension, other dates have been modified:

  • Transportation of eligible feed must now occur between July 1, 2012 and June 1, 2013. 
  • The maximum overwintering period is still 210 days, but the dates are flexible.

The eligible dates for transporting eligible breeding livestock have not changed. Outbound transportation must still occur between July 1, 2012 and March 15, 2013. Return transportation must occur on or before June 1, 2013.

This AgriRecovery initiative was designed to help Ontario livestock breeders in eligible designated drought areas by offsetting extra transportation costs incurred to transport eligible forage to eligible livestock or to transport eligible livestock to feed sources.

AgriRecovery provides targeted, disaster-specific programming when assistance is needed beyond existing business risk management programs.

Producers can apply online at or by contacting Agricorp.