Monday, October 16, 2017
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Food Safety Funding

Cattle producers can receive a refund on eligible equipment purchased to help carry out food safety practices on-farm, as well as an on-farm audit at 50% of the cost.

Cattle producers that attend a VBP Food Safety workshop, and have cattle income the previous tax year, qualify for the Growing Forward 2 - On–Farm Food Safety Funding (OFFS) program.

Winter-Feeding

Equipment Funding

To be Eligible, Producers Must Have:
Cattle, Completed VBP Training, Room Left in $750 Cap

50% up to $750/producer

Eligible equipment includes:

  • extra restraint for squeezes (neck extender, head holder, shoulder holder, etc.)
  • load bars for individual livestock weigh scale
  • record keeping software

 

VBP Registered - Certified Equipment Funding

To be Eligible, Producers Must Have:
Cattle, Completed VBP Training, Operation Must Be Registered with VBP (Completed On-Farm Audit)

50% up to $2000 per producer

Eligible equipment same as above.

Producers that are VBP Registered can claim their funding maximums under both categories ($750 and $2000).

Note: Under this certified equipment funding category, neck extender funding is limited to $750 per neck extender.

 

First Certification Audit Funding

To be Eligible, Producers Must Have:
Cattle, Completed VBP Training, and Completed the On-Farm Audit

50% of the Audit Cost

Audit Fees are a Flat Rate of $500 per Audit, Across Saskatchewan.

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

Funding FAQ's

Food Safety Funding Application

List of Eligible Equipment

 

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

growing-forward-title2 Saskatchewan logo colour Ag Canada

 

 

 

  • Cattle producers that attend a VBP Food Safety workshop, and have cattle income the previous tax year, qualify for the Growing Forward 2 - On–Farm Food Safety Funding (OFFS) program.