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Apply for Funding to Promote or Implement Livestock Biosecurity

Biosecurity Practices Help Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Livestock Diseases

Livestock biosecurity programs are available to increase producer awareness of the principles of biosecurity and how they apply to the agriculture industry. 

The program also promotes awareness of biosecurity among service providers, livestock assemblers and the general public.

View the available programs below.

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1. Saskatchewan Beef Cattle Biosecurity Program

The Saskatchewan Beef Cattle Biosecurity Program is available through Saskatchewan Verified Beef Production (VBP). They host workshops for beef cattle producers on the Canadian Beef Cattle On-Farm Biosecurity Standard and Implementation Manual, which provides risk management practices designed to assist producers in managing diseases. Funding is available for veterinary consultations and for building a segregation pen.

To learn more about the program, contact Coy Schellenberg, from VBP Saskatchewan at 1-306-859-9110 or email office@saskvbp.ca.

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2. The Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Program

This program provides funding to eligible swine producers to purchase needle-free injection equipment in order to administer pain control medication to piglets and purchase euthanasia equipment that is compliant with euthanasia methods listed in the 2014 National Farm Animal Care Council’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. To access funding, contact the Manager of Producer Services, Sask Pork at 306-343-3502. 

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3. Saskatchewan Sheep Biosecurity and Abortion Management Program

The  Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board (SSDB) hosts workshops for sheep producers on biosecurity practices outlined in the National Sheep On-Farm Biosecurity Standard  and the National Sheep Producer Biosecurity Planning Guide, as well as information on management practices for dealing with abortions. Producer funding is available for veterinary consultations for conducting biosecurity assessments and assisting in the development of an on-farm biosecurity plan. Necropsy rebate funding is also available for abortions. 

To access funding, contact Gordon Schroeder, SSDB, at 306-933-5200 or gordsheepdb@sasktel.net.

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