Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program


Ontario’s Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program provides financial protection to beef cattle sellers when a licensed dealer defaults on payment. 

The ministry licenses all beef cattle dealers (including country dealers, abattoirs, auction markets, associations and meat packers). Beef cattle producers must sell their animals to a licensed dealer and pay a check-off fee on each sale. The fees are deposited into a fund.

Two types of claims can be made against the fund:

  • Cattle sellers may make a claim if a licensed dealer defaults on payment. Compensation is 95 per cent on approved claims.
  • Licensed dealers may make a claim if a producer defaults on payment. Compensation is 85 per cent, up to a maximum of $125,000. There is no compensation for claims less than $5,000.

How the Program Works

The Livestock Financial Protection Board can pay the seller 95 per cent of any approved claim provided that:

  • The sale was to a licenced dealer;
  • Proper notification procedures for non-payment were followed;
  • The claim was filed within 30 days of the date of sale; and
  • Credit was not extended to the buyer.

Sellers can be beef producers, licenced dealers or auction markets.

Dealers include packing plant operators, abattoir operators, auction market operators and country dealers. All dealers must be licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Payment Deadlines

If the sale is $15,000 or less: Buyers must ensure that payment is made so it can be deposited in the seller's bank no later than 1:00 p.m. on the ninth business day following the day of sale.

If the sale is $15,001 or more: Buyers must ensure that the payment is made so that it can be deposited in the seller's bank no later than 1:00 p.m. on the sixth business day following the day of sale.

Notification of Non-Payment

Contact Agricorp immediately if payment is late.

Making a Claim

Sellers making a claim must apply to the Livestock Financial Protection Board within 30 days of the day of sale.

Sellers may also make a claim if a dealer has ceased operation or if a dealer's assets were placed under a trustee or receiver.

Day of sale can be:

  • Day of weighing, where price is determined on a live weight basis;
  • Day of grading, where price is determined on a carcass grade basis; or
  • Day of purchase, where price is determined on a per head basis.

Payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit, electronic transfer or any other kind of transfer agreed to by the seller and the buyer.

Sales to Producers

Sales to producers are also covered where a licenced dealer sells to a producer who defaults on payment. In these cases, compensation is 85 per cent, up to a maximum of $125,000. There will be no compensation for claims less than $5,000.

Becoming a Licenced Dealer

All dealers are licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Dealer applications, along with financial statements, are reviewed by the Ministry before the licence is granted.

A dealer who fails to make prompt payment, defaults on payment or issues an NSF cheque may lose their licence.

Payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit, electronic transfer or any other kind of transfer agreed to by the seller and the buyer.

For information on how to obtain a dealer licence or make a claim, contact Agricorp.

Sellers - Protect Yourselves

Always deal with a licenced dealer. When in doubt, ask to see the licence or check the current list of licenced dealers. Sales to an unlicenced dealer are not covered by the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program.

Do not extend credit to a dealer. This means that you should never ship another load of cattle once payment for a previous load is overdue.

Notify Agricorp if you do not receive payment on time.

File your claim with the Livestock Financial Protection Board no later than 30 days after the day of sale.

The Livestock Financial Protection Board

The Livestock Financial Protection Board (LFPB) manages the fund and determines if a claim should be paid.

Agricorp supports the ministry in licensing dealers, collects the check-off fees and supports the LFPB.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) manages program policy, licensing decisions, investigations and enforcement.

The Livestock Financial Protection Board adjudicates claims and administers the compensation fund.

Board members are appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, with nominations from the:

  • Beef Farmers of Ontario
  • Veal Farmers of Ontario
  • Ontario Livestock Auction Markets Association
  • Meat and Poultry Ontario
  • Ontario Livestock Dealers Association
  • Other industry groups

For more information about the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program, to report a late payment or make a claim, please contact Agricorp.

Licenced Dealers List


Dealer Type Name Address City Postal Code Phone
Abattoir 11261991 Canada Inc.  HM Halal Meats 82 ENFORD CRESCENT Brampton L6X 4N7 647-271-7530
Abattoir 1550553 ONTARIO INC O/A MATAR MEAT 2690 STAGECOACH ROAD OSGOODE K0A 2W0 613-295-0152
Country Dealer 2737927 Ontario Ltd. o/a R & R Farms 293454 8th Line Amaranth L9W 0J7 705-444-4456
Country Dealer 33 Mile Cattle Corp Box 640, 623 Sports Dr. Brussels N0G 1H0 519-357-7007
Country Dealer Alain Bergeron 1627 Calypso Rd Limoges K0A 2M0 613-227-7716
Abattoir Albarakah Halal Meat & Chicken Inc. o/a London Quality Meat 8076 Longwoods Road London N6P 1L4 519-661-8696
Auction Market Algoma Co-Operative Livestock Sales RR 2, 1505 Dayton Road Iron Bridge P0R 1H0 705-842-2249
Country Dealer Alzahraa Halal Meat Inc. 2032 Lawrence Avenue E. Scarborough M1R 2Z3 416-701-1590
Country Dealer Anderson, Stephen 146 Con. 14 E, R.R. #1 Chesley N0G 1L0 519-375-5692
Country Dealer ANS Livestock 1158 McAdoo's Lane Kingston K0H 1S0 613-544-3038
Country Dealer Aylmer Livestock 47944 Lyons Line Springfield N0L 2J0 519-808-0904
Auction Market Aylmer Stockyards Inc. 8933 Walker Road, RR 1 Aylmer N5H 2R1 519-765-2672
Abattoir Baghai Development Limited o/a Paradise Farms 25 Park Lane Circle Toronto M3B 1Z8 416-449-5994
Country Dealer Bateman, Harold RR 1, 1829 Crookston Road Tweed K0K 3J0 613-478-6443
Abattoir Bentinck Packers Limited 381488 Conc 4 NDR, RR 3 Hanover N4N 3B9 519-364-3538
Country Dealer Besner, Donald 7150 Conc. 10, RR 2 Vankleek Hill K0B 1R0 613-678-6421
Abattoir Bilal Farms Inc. 302 Dawnlight St. Ottawa K4A 5G3 613-796-8604
Abattoir BILL WOOD LIVESTOCK 244 Short Point Road Lyndhurst K0E 1N0 613-540-4074
Meat Packer Bruno's Meat Distribution Ltd. 7088 Gore Road, RR 2 Puslinch N0B 2J0 647-228-0902
Auction Market Brussels Livestock R.R. #3, 42857 Newry Road Brussels N0G 1H0 519-887-6461
Country Dealer Butch Clare Livestock RR 3, 350 5th Concession Road Burford N0E 1A0 519-458-4318
Country Dealer C.R.P. Theoret Farm and Livestock Services Ltd. RR 1 Moose Creek K0C 1W0 613-538-6455
Auction Market Cargill Auction Market Inc. 40 Cargill Road Cargill N0G 1J0 519-366-2214
Meat Packer Cargill Ltd. 165 Dunlop Drive, RR 2 Guelph N1L 1P4 519-823-5200
Meat Packer Cargill Meat Solution Corporation 825E Douglas Ave. Witchita, KS 67202 316-291-2575
Country Dealer Chris Rots Enterprises 327 County Road 20 Odessa K0H 2H0 613-561-5065
Country Dealer Claessens Livestock Inc. 121 4e Rang O. St-Simon, PQ J0H 1Y0 450-501-7986
Country Dealer Clarence Poortinga Livestock Inc. 83880 Brussels Line, RR 2 Brussels N0G 1H0 519-887-9747
Country Dealer Clark Bros. Canadian Livestock Inc. 30888 Chalmers Line, RR 2 Dutton N0L 1J0 519-282-0632
Country Dealer Cochrane, Ernest 433 Bethany Hills Road Bethany L0A 1A0 905-434-9285
Country Dealer Couperus, Bram R.R. #1, 254 Cty Rd. 8 Toledo K0E 1Y0 613-275-1412
Auction Market D.H. Hickson Limited 2508 County Road 8, RR 5 Campbellford K0L 1L0 705-653-3660
Auction Market David Carson Farms & Auction Services Ltd. RR 3, 5531 Perth Line 86 Listowel N4W 3G8 519-291-2049
Country Dealer Deklein Livestock 2201 Mossley Drive Mossley N0L 1V0 519-269-3548
Auction Market Denfield Livestock Exchange Inc. 12952 Sixteen Mile Road, RR 2 Denfield N0M 1P0 519-666-1140
Country Dealer Dewetering, Frank 5192 Line 42 Sebringville N0K 1X0 519-393-6822
Country Dealer Dickson, Steve 2616 Woodburn Road, RR 1 Joyceville K0H 1Y0 613-484-1342
Country Dealer Don Sholdice Livestock 74 Queensbury Street Brussels N0G 1H0 519-357-5135
Country Dealer Donald Thompson Farm 478 Butterfield Road, Box 121 Trout Creek P0H 2L0 705-494-0973
Auction Market Embrun Livestock Exchange Ltd. 1643 Sale Barn Road, PO Box 340 Greely K4P 1N6 613-821-2634
Country Dealer Glavin, Donald 167 Stanley Street, PO Box 422 Lucan N0M 2J0 519-878-0083
Country Dealer Glenview Livestock Ltd. 7777 County Road 45 Wallenstein N0B 2S0 519-698-2248
Abattoir Gord's Abattoir Inc. 643 Hwy 77 Leamington N8H 3V8 519-326-2503
Assoc Grey Bruce Livestock Co-Operative Ltd. 318889 Grey Road 1, RR 2 Owen Sound N4K 5N4 519-375-2938
Country Dealer Grof Livestock 258 Hwy 36 Lindsay K9V 4R4 705-878-3171
Auction Market Hagersville Auction Centre 97 1st Line Hagersville N0A 1H0 905-768-5601
Country Dealer Hamilton, Allan F. 674 12th Conc. Ramsay Almonte K0A 1A0 613-257-4594
Country Dealer Hank Dekoning Limited 1768 Hwy 6 South, RR 1 Port Dover N0A 1N3 519-583-0115
Country Dealer Henry Poortinga Livestock Ltd. 72440 London Road, RR 1 Hensall N0M 1X0 519-671-2549
Country Dealer Hensall Cattle Co. 73136 London Rd., RR 2 Hensall N0M 1X0 519-263-2619
Abattoir Highland Packers Limited 432 Highland Road East Stoney Creek L8J 3G4 905-662-8396
Abattoir Hilts Butcher Shop Ltd. 1948  7th Line Asphodel Norwood K0L 2V0 705-696-2172
Abattoir J & J Meat Distributing Inc. 331 Wolverleigh Boulevard Toronto M4C 1S5 905-859-1540
Country Dealer Jador Beef 50 Concession 4, RR 3 Chesley N0G 1L0 519-363-5090
Meat Packer JBS USA L.L.C. 1770 Promontory Circle Greeley, CO 80634 970-506-8349
Country Dealer Jeff McSherry Livestock Farms Box 42 Teulon, MB R0C 3B0 204-886-2614
Auction Market Kawartha Lakes Community Sale Barn Inc. 580 Woodville Road, RR 3 Woodville K0M 2T0 705-439-4444
Auction Market Keady Livestock Market Limited 117012 Grey Road 3, RR 4 Tara N0H 2N0 519-934-2339
Country Dealer Keating, Glenn 2056 Asphodel/Seymour Boundary Road, R.R. #2 Norwood K0L 2V0 705-772-8500
Country Dealer Kevin Barker Auctions Ltd. 1080 Linden Valley Road, RR 1 Woodville K0M 2T0 705-328-1478
Country Dealer Kevin Dickson Livestock 3958 Woodburn Road, RR 1 Joyceville K0H 1Y0 613-532-5527
Country Dealer Kevin McArthur Livestock 554447 Mono-Amaranth Townline Mono L9W 5M8 519-942-0264
Country Dealer Lalonde, Jonathan 1001 Chemin Des Rapides Val-Des-Monts, QC J8N 6M5 613-677-2481
Country Dealer Laverty Trucking 348345 15th Sideroad Mono L9W 6S7 519-942-5356
Auction Market Listowel Livestock Ltd 5883 Line 87, RR 3 Listowel N4W 3G8 519-291-2200
Abattoir L'orignal Packing Ltd. 2567 Highway 17 L'orignal K0B 1K0 613-675-4612
Abattoir Louro Bros. Meats Ltd. 1142 Reidsville Road, RR 1 Ayr N0B 1E0 519-632-7364
Country Dealer M & M Livestock PO Box 113 Goodwood L0C 1A0 905-852-3812
Country Dealer Madina Meats Inc. 3944 Carman Road Brinston K0E 1C0 416-400-6814
Country Dealer Mangan Team Farms 3211 Sandill Road, RR 1 Seeley's Bay K0H 2N0 613-561-2912
Abattoir Manilla Halal Meats 18619 Simcoe St Oakwood Oakwood K0M 2M0 705-821-3151
Auction Market Maple Hill Auctions Ltd. 1100 Hwy 4 Walkerton N0G 2V0 519-506-1400
Country Dealer Mar-Dale Transport (1985) Ltd. 42-C Ruggles Road Floradale N0B 1V0 519-669-3392
Country Dealer Martin, Eldon M. 7411 Third Line, RR 2 Wallenstein N0B 2S0 519-588-2653
Country Dealer McCall Livestock 85345 Brussels Line, Box 140 Brussels N0G 1H0 519-887-9571
Country Dealer Menard & Fils Livestock Inc. 752 St-Guillaume Road Embrun K0A 1W0 613-859-5073
Meat Packer Meyer Natural Foods 1990 Rocky Mountain Ave. Loveland, CO 80538 970-292-5546
Abattoir Miedema's Meat Market Ltd. 129 Huron Street Embro N0J 1J0 519-475-4010
Abattoir Millgrove Packers Limited 549, Con. 5 W., RR 2 Waterdown L8B 0L5 905-689-6184
Abattoir Mister Greek Meat Market 801 Danforth Avenue Toronto M4J 1L2 416-469-0733
Country Dealer Nature Calves Ltd 530 Windham Road #2 RR 1 NORWICH N0J 1P0 519-537-4446
Abattoir Newmarket Meat Packers Limited 1111 Davis Drive, Unit 1 Suite 517 Newmarket L3Y 9E5 905-836-7001
Abattoir Northern Meat Packers & Abattoir Ltd. 266 McFadden Line, PO Box 175 Trout Creek P0H 2L0 705-477-3800
Abattoir Norwich Packers Ltd. 11 Robson Street Norwich N0J 1P0 519-468-3617
Country Dealer Omer Poirier Livestock Inc. 20560 Eigg Road, RR 1 Alexandria K0C 1A0 613-525-3020
Abattoir Ontario Halal Meat Packers 5593 Highway 25 Milton L9T 2X5 905-875-0270
Auction Market Ontario Livestock Exchange Inc. 856 Weber St. W., PO Box 443 Waterloo N2J 4A9 519-884-2082
Auction Market Ontario Stockyards Inc. 3807 County Road 89, Box 1051 Cookstown L0L 1L0 705-458-4000
Auction Market Ottawa Livestock Exchange 1643 Sale Barn Road, PO Box 340 Greely K4P 1N6 613-821-2634
Country Dealer P.D. Dale Enterprises Ltd. 013775 Bruce Road 10, RR 3 Hanover N4N 3B9 519-364-6205
Auction Market Parks Livestock Of Canada, L.P. 6 Spencer Street, PO Box 280 Milverton N0K 1M0 519-595-8555
Country Dealer Patricia Taber (TNT Livestock) 7569 York Durham Line Mount Albert L0G 1M0 647-321-3448
Abattoir Peel Meat Packers Ltd. 7860 6th Line RR2 Drayton N0G 1P0 519-638-3446
Meat Packer Pine Ridge Meat Packers 28 Davey Street Ajax L1Z 1L2 647-339-8977
Country Dealer Pratten, Kevin 2907 Dundas Street East London N5V 5B5 519-643-8564
Abattoir Quinn’s Meats 3998 County Road 1, RR 2 Yarker K0K 3N0 613-377-6430
Assoc Rainy River Cattlemen's Assoc PO Box 388 Emo P0W 1E0 807-483-5354
Abattoir Ralph Bos Meats Ltd. 3742 Egremont Drive Strathroy N7G 3H6 519-245-1574
Country Dealer Randy Brubacher and Jeanette Brubacher o/a Bruhill Ag 5965 Minto Normanby TL Clifford N0G 1M0 519-292-1385
Assoc Renfrew Agricultural Society 115 Veterans Memorial Blvd Renfrew K7V 2R5 613-432-5331
Auction Market Renfrew-Pontiac Livestock Ltd. 18156 Hwy 17, RR 3 Cobden K0J 1K0 613-646-7335
Country Dealer Robert J Campbell 620 GLENASHTON ROAD ASHTON K0A 1B0 613-257-9060
Country Dealer Robert Rubino Trucking Ltd. 6943 Hwy 101 East Porcupine P0N 1C0 705-266-4076
Country Dealer Sauder Transport L.T.D. 8891 Con. 7, R.R. #4 Arthur N0G 1A0 519-848-5771
Country Dealer Schaus Land And Cattle Co. Limited 54 Queen St. W., Box 100 Elmwood N0G 1S0 519-363-3516
Country Dealer Sedore Farms 1331 Flos Road 3 East Phelpston L0L 2K0 705-322-8159
Country Dealer Snyder Livestock 1097 Zion Line Beachburg K0J 1C0 613-582-3584
Country Dealer South East Livestock Ltd. Box 28 Station Main Steinbach R5G 1M1 204-694-7857
Meat Packer St. Helen's Meat Packers Limited 1-3 Glen Scarlett Road Toronto M6N 1P5 416-769-1788
Abattoir Stayner Meat Packers Ltd. 352 Warrington Road, PO Box 527 Stayner L0M 1S0 705-428-3006
Country Dealer Sunny Miroca Farms RR 1, 95 South Lake Road Gananoque K7G 2V3 613-382-7324
Auction Market Temiskaming Livestock Exchange 1992 883006 Hwy 65E, RR 3 New Liskeard P0J 1P0 705-647-5415
Country Dealer Thames Sales Yard Limited R.R. #7, 23318 Industrial Road Thamesville N0P 2K0 519-692-3804
Country Dealer Titan Livestock Inc. 323, 6650-177 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4J5 780-487-8769
Country Dealer Todd Dickson Livestock 255 Honeywood Avenue Kingston K7K 7L4 613-449-9750
Country Dealer Toll Gate Farm 10615 Van Kamp Road Mountain K0E 1S0 613-989-3139
Abattoir Townsend Butchers Inc. 419 14th St. E. Simcoe N3Y 4K3 519-426-6750
Country Dealer Tremblay, Lucien 369 Notre Dame St. Chrysostome J0S 1R0 450-826-0448
Abattoir V.G. Meats 966 Concession 6 Woodhouse, RR 5 Simcoe N3Y 4K4 519-426-2000
Country Dealer Vanbenthem, John 1257 Concession 10, RR 5 Hagersville N0A 1H0 905-920-9339
Auction Market Vankleek Hill Livestock Exchange Ltd. 1239 Ridge Road, PO Box 134 Vankleek Hill K0B 1R0 450-826-0448
Country Dealer Vernla Livestock Inc. 3434 Herrgott Road, RR 3 Wallenstein N0B 2S0 519-699-5921
Abattoir Viande Richelieu Inc. 595 rue Royale C.P. 101 Massueville QC J0G 1K0 450-788-2667
Abattoir Walkerton Meat Market 239 Durham Street, PO Box 612 Walkerton N0G 2V0 519-881-0781
Abattoir Weiland Meats Ltd. 340 Centre Street Petrolia N0N 1R0 519-882-1215
Abattoir Weltin Meat Packing Inc. 8678 Fifth Street Minden City 48456 989-864-8328
Meat Packer White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. 5136 9th Line Cookstown L0L 1L0 705-458-0707
Country Dealer William Haalstra Livestock 244 Hald-Dunn Townline Road, RR 9 Dunnville N1A 2W8 905-774-1739
Country Dealer Willowtree Farm 975 Regional Road 21 Port Perry L9L 1B5 905-985-4973
Country Dealer Wm. D. McComb Inc. 2199 West River Road Cambridge N1R 5S5 519-658-3129
Country Dealer Woodrow, Neil 81 Blackcreek Trail Courtice L1E 1J7 905-404-4526
Country Dealer Wright Livestock 854 Kinch Street, RR2 Jasper K0G 1G0 613-275-2771

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