The advanced Payments Program provides cash advances to Canadian producers of up to $400,000 with the first $100,000 interest free and the balance at prime. With the support and assistance of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency, Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) has been successful in improving the Advance Payments Program for sheep producers in Ontario. The program for sheep producers commences March 1st of each year. A producer can...
The Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) is an industry-led initiative to develop a traceback system that will lead to a full-scale traceability system and the capacity to address producer concerns about sheep health, provide valuable management feedback to producers, and meet consumer expectations for quality assurance and food safety.
The Canadian Sheep Federation’s Food Safe Farm Practices (FSFP) program is a voluntary on-farm food safety program that was developed through a partnership between producers, industry and government personnel from across Canada. The program, which has been available since 1997, can be used by any sheep or lamb producer to address and anticipate potential food safety challenges facing the sheep industry.
There have been many exciting changes to the GenOvis program (formerly known as SFIP) in the past year. The program is now web based and so it can be accessed from any computer with internet access. This allows producers to enter their own data and get reports in a much timelier manner. Although the program is now web based, Lamb Input forms can still be faxed, emailed, or mailed in. Another change to the program is its...
The Ontario Sheep Health program is a sheep flock health program developed by University of Guelph researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College, and administered by the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency. It is available to anybody that wishes to download the forms from this site, free of charge. For producers that wish to enrol to receive official status, the annual charge is $75.00 Cdn.
Ontario's Risk Management Insurance Program (RMP) helps farmers manage risks beyond their control, like fluctuating costs and market prices. RMP works like insurance to help Ontario farmers offset losses caused by low commodity prices and rising production costs.
Participating in the Growing Forward Business Development for Farm Businesses Program can help achieve business goals in such areas as Food Safety and Traceability, Business Development, Environment and Climate Change, and Biosecurity.