Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Beef Biosecurity Funding

NEW BIOSECURITY PROGRAM!

Cattle producers can receive funding available for Vet Consultation Visits and Segregation Pens at 50% of the cost.  Vet Consultation Visits are for Biosecurity Assessment and Protocol Development.  Segregation Pens (quarantine/isolation pens) are constructed for incoming or sick cattle.

Cattle producers that attend a Biosecurity workshop, and have cattle income the previous tax year, qualify for the Growing Forward 2 – Beef Biosecurity Funding program.

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NEW Segregation Pen Funding:

To be Eligible, Producers Must Have:

  • Cattle, Completed Biosecurity Training, Room Left in $1,000 Cap

  • 50% up to $1,000/producer

Eligible items include:

  • Materials used for construction of Segregation Pen (isolation/quarantine pen for incoming or sick cattle)

Vet Consultation Visit Funding

To be Eligible, Producers Must Have:

  • Cattle, Completed Biosecurity Training, Room Left in $1,000 Cap

  • 50% up to $1,000/producer

Eligible items include:

  • Services provided by a Veterinarian on-farm to undertake:

    • Biosecurity Assessment (Assess Disease Risks)

    • Biosecurity Protocol Development (Disease Prevention Practices)

“Those practices that prevent or mitigate disease from entering, spreading within or being released from operations that may contain livestock.”

In 2013 the CCA and CFIA, along with beef industry input from other producer organizations, provincial/territorial governments, academia and AAFC, created the Canadian On-Farm Beef Cattle Biosecurity Standard and Implementation Manual.

These documents provide a set of risk management practices designed to assist producers in managing disease on all types of Canadian beef cattle operations. The Implementation Manual also includes a Biosecurity Self-Assessment Tool to help guide beef producers and their veterinarians in identifying biosecurity risks and suggested practices of prevention.

Documents for downloading (click on link to download specific document):

Biosecurity Application Form

Segregation Pen Guidelines

Canadian Beef Biosecurity Implementation Manual & Standard

 

Funding provided through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial-initiative:

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