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Projects to Strengthen Provincially Licensed Abattoirs and Help Find New Markets for Beef
 
Toronto, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the province’s beef sector grow and develop new markets by investing up to $2 million in projects that enhance operations at provincially licensed abattoirs.
 
Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), the governments are providing cost-share funding to provincially licensed abattoirs for a variety of projects to improve food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity measures at their operations. Examples of eligible projects include: capital upgrades for enhanced food safety, improvements in the safe handling and housing of animals, and new equipment for safe and efficient animal-hides disposal.
 
The governments are also investing up to $292,600 under the Places to Grow initiative to help the Beef Farmers of Ontario with marketing efforts to access emerging markets in Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and the European Union. The cost-shared project will encourage export-market diversification and support efforts to increase volume and sales through trade missions, promotional events and the development of new brands.
 
Since June 2018, both the federal and provincial governments have committed cost-share support to approximately 2,500 projects through the Partnership, to help eligible Ontario farmers, processors, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.
Source : Government of Canada