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Additional support available for some Ontario hog farmers

Ontario Pork is pleased to share an update with producers regarding the Canada-Ontario COVID-19 2020 Hog Feed Maintenance Initiative.
In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, market disruptions led to delays for some producers in shipping market-ready hogs. Ontario Pork has worked closely with government to calculate the impact on producers and develop a framework for payments to offset associated feed costs.
Agricorp announced that eligible producers may receive a one-time payment to help offset the cost of additional feed for hogs held back due to plant closures between April 5 and June 13, 2020.
To qualify for this initiative, a producer must demonstrate that they owned market-ready hogs which:
  • Were scheduled to be processed at Olymel and Weston processing plants between April 5 and June 13, 2020
  • Were held back from shipping for a minimum of eight (8) days
  • Were shipped for processing between April 5 and June 13
Source : Ontario Pork