Sheep Handling, Weighing Systems and Rotational Pasture Initiative
The objective is to encourage sheep producers to use efficient animal handling & weighing systems to implement enhanced flock health programs, on-farm food safety programs and/or improve and monitor overall quality of the sheep flock in order to increase sheep flock profitability and safety for the producer. Another objective is to encourage sheep producers to use rotational grazing on their farms to increase pasture productivity, control parasites, improve soils and pasture biodiversity
• Premises on which the farming activities occur must be located in New Brunswick.
• An individual representing the applicant farm operation must have attained the legal age of 19 in the province of New Brunswick.
• Applicants must be compliant with the Livestock Operations Act or have a license application or renewal in process. In the case of license application or renewal, the Registrar under the Livestock Operations Act should be consulted to ensure that no major limitations to the issuance of a license exist.
• No current or former public office holder, public servant, Member of the Legislative Assembly or Member of the House of Commons who is not in compliance with applicable conflict of interest guidelines and legislation shall derive any benefit from this program.
Applicant farm operations will be eligible for financial assistance of 50% towards the purchase of animal handling facilities, weighing systems and/or rotational pasture infrastructure improvements. The maximum assistance will be $3,000 per farm.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding is exhausted.
Deadline for applications is December 16, 2022.
No assistance will be paid on projects built or purchased before the approval date.