Forage and Livestock Transportation Assistance

The 2012 Canada-Ontario Forage and Livestock Transportation Assistance Initiative is available for certain Ontario livestock producers who are facing severe forage shortages due to this summer’s dry weather.

This AgriRecovery initiative provides up to $2.4 million to help eligible producers in designated drought areas by offsetting extraordinary transportation costs incurred to transport hay, straw, silage and green feed to livestock or eligible breeding livestock to a feed source.

Eligible breeding livestock includes:

  • Beef cattle
  • Elk
  • Sheep
  • Deer
  • Goats
  • Horses (Bred for meat, pregnant mare’s urine or where their offspring is intended for sale)

Designated drought areas: Bruce, Brant, Grey, Haldimand, Huron, Lanark, Norfolk, Oxford,  Perth, Renfrew and Wellington counties, the cities of Hamilton and Ottawa and the regional municipalities of  Halton, Niagara and Waterloo.

Forms and program information are available on The deadline to apply is March 22, 2013. Producers are encouraged to submit forms online for more efficient processing and to avoid incomplete applications. Producers can also submit paper forms by mail, fax or in person. As always, Agricorp’s Customer Care Centre at 1-888-247-4999 is available to answer program-related questions.


Web site information

Application form