Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program

Overview

Ontario’s Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program provides financial protection to beef cattle sellers when a licensed dealer defaults on payment. Administration of the program is funded by the Government of Ontario.

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

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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 Abattoir Zampini Inc. 1425 rang L'Achigan Nord L'Epiphanie QC J5X 3L5 450-588-3439
Assoc Al Madina Halal Meat Packers 3944 Carman Road Brinston K0E 1C0 416 400-6814
Country Dealer Alain Bergeron 1627 Calypso Rd Limoges K0A 2M0 613-227-7716
Abattoir Algoma Co-Operative Livestock Sales RR 2, 1505 Dayton Road Iron Bridge P0R 1H0 705 842-2249
Abattoir Alwalaa Halal Meat 1728 Lawrence Avenue E. Scarborough M5R 2Y1 416 285-0778
Abattoir 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 BAGHAIL DEV LIMTED/PARADISE FARMS   (SHANE BAGHAI) 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
Country Dealer Bill Wight Livestock RR 2, 177 Brooklin Road Nanticoke N0A 1L0 289 439-2200
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
Meat Packer Champlain Beef Co. Inc. 9679 State Rt 4 Whitehall, NY 12887 518 499-1895
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
Meat Packer Dominion Meat Packers Limited 2255 St. Clair Avenue West Toronto M6N 1K6 416 762-7281
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
Abattoir Field Gate Organic Processing Ltd. Box 389 Zurich N0M 2T0 519 228-7717
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 Livestock Inc. 4257 Hamilton Side Road Almonte K0A 1A0 613 769-3545
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 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 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 Mario Maciocia Et Fils Ltee 131 Petits Etang La Presentation, PQ JOH 1B0 450 796-3354
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 Country Meats 41130 Thames Road East Exeter N0M 1S5 519 235-4978
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
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
Abattoir Paradise Farms 25 Park Lane Circle Toronto M3B 1Z8 416 449-5994
Auction Market Parks Livestock Of Canada, L.P. 6 Spencer Street, PO Box 280 Milverton N0K 1M0 519 595-8555
Abattoir Peel Sausage Inc 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
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 Rubino Trucking Ltd. 6943 Hwy 101 East Porcupine P0N 1C0 705 266-4076
Meat Packer SA Halal Meat Inc. 130 Shaler Ave. Fairview, NJ 7022 201-918-1575
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. Ann's Foods Inc. 145 Bethridge Road Etobicoke M9W 1N4 416 742-4272
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
Abattoir The Beef Way (1997) 2034 Highway 21, RR 2 Kincardine N2Z 2X4 519 396-2257
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
Abattoir Tremblay, Lucien 369 Notre Dame St. Chrysostome J0S 1R0 450 826-0448
Meat Packer Tru Harvest Meats Inc. 70 Glen Scarlett Road Toronto M6N 1P4 416 742-4272
Abattoir University Of Guelph Dept. Of Animal and Poultry Science, Building 70 Guelph N1G 2W1 519 824-4120
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 Walkerton Meat Market 239 Durham Street, PO Box 612 Walkerton N0G 2V0 519 881-0781
Abattoir Wallace Beef Inc. P.O. Box 93 Glenburnie K0H 1S0 613 536-6379
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
County Dealer William Finlay 316066 Highway 6 Williamsford N0H 1R0 519-525-3885
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 Wood, Bill 244 Short Point Road Lyndhurst K0E 1N0 613 540-4074
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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