PEI Livestock Strategy Program

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The Prince Edward Island (PEI) Livestock Strategy Program will support projects that are designed to increase productivity, resource capacity, environmental sustainability, revenue diversification and risk management. The goal is to increase the profitability and expand the PEI livestock industry.  

This program is comprised of four sub-programs: 

  • 4.6.1 Strategic Livestock Industry Enhancement Sub-Program
  • 4.6.2 Community Pasture Sub-Program
  • 4.6.3 Provincial Abattoir Sub-Program
  • 4.6.4 Pollination Expansion Sub-Program

Am I eligible to apply for PEI Livestock Strategy funding?

The following includes a summary of program and funding eligibility. Before completing the application form, please review program and funding criteria in the PEI Livestock Strategy Program Guidelines.

4.6.1 Strategic Livestock Industry Enhancement Sub-Program

The Strategic Livestock Industry Enhancement Sub-Program will support industry initiatives that assist PEI’s livestock producers to be resilient, environmentally sustainable and profitable.

Eligible Recipients

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous groups;
  • Agriculture industry organizations, clubs and associations;
  • Municipal and provincial governments; and
  • Others as approved by the Prince Edward Island Livestock Strategy Program Review Committee.

Eligible Activities/Expenses

  • Enhancement of on-farm genetics;
  • Initiatives for third-party on-farm evaluation of animal performance and genetic potential;
  • Improvement of on-farm feed efficiency;
  • Promotion of leading-edge management practices;
  • Projects associated with on-farm climate change mitigation and resiliency; and
  • Information sharing and/or knowledge transfer activities.

4.6.2 Community Pasture Sub-Program

The Community Pasture Sub-Program will support Provincial (PEI) Community Pastures to increase carrying capacity, enhance wildlife habitat, increase carbon sequestration, and demonstrate new techniques and technologies for innovative pasture management.

Eligible Recipients

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous groups;
  • Community pasture groups; and
  • Municipal and provincial government.

Eligible Activities/Expenses

  • Infrastructure improvements or innovative projects which lead to increased carrying capacity and carbon sequestration;
  • Adapting existing equipment or technologies in a new and innovative way;
  • Activities that enhance grazing and compliment wildlife habitat; 
  • Demonstration and evaluation of new technologies; and
  • Information sharing and/or knowledge transfer activities.

4.6.3 Provincial Abattoir Sub-Program

The Provincial Abattoir Sub-Program will support Provincial (PEI) abattoirs and poultry processing plants to improve profitability, viability, environmental sustainability and facilitate increased food security for Prince Edward Island.

Eligible Recipients

  • Provincially (PEI) licensed abattoirs and poultry processors; 
  • Applicants who are in the process of becoming a provincially (PEI) licensed abattoir or poultry processor; and 
  • Others as approved by the Prince Edward Island Livestock Strategy Program Review Committee.

Eligible Activities/Expenses

  • Adoption of process improvements that will improve operational efficiency, quality of processed of processed products, and/or profitability;
  • Activities that will reduce GHG Emissions produced by livestock processing; 
  • Activities to manage abattoir and/or poultry waste;
  • Activities that are required to achieve federal licensing; and
  • Other activities as approved by the Prince Edward Island Livestock Strategy Program Review Committee.

4.6.4 Pollination Expansion Sub-Program

The Pollination Expansion Sub-Program will support the sustainable increase of local honeybee colonies that are available for pollination and the advancement of the beekeeping sector through strategic industry initiatives including investment in infrastructure.

Eligible Recipients

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations;
  • PEI beekeepers
  • Agriculture industry organizations, clubs, and associations;
  • Provincial and municipal government, and;
  • Others as approved by the Prince Edward Island Livestock Strategy Program Review Committee.

Eligible Activities/Expenses

Queens and Colonies

  • Replacement of honeybee queens;
  • Expansion of the number of honeybee colonies owned;
  • Purchase of queens:
  • Purchase of splits and nucleus colonies contributing to expansion:
  • Purchase of colonies from Island beekeepers who are exiting the honey beekeeping sector

Research, Adoption, and Development

  • Adoption and development of new beekeeping equipment, technologies, or process improvements that will contribute to colony overwintering success or improved pest management;
  • Adoption of Integrated Pest Management strategies that will lead to colony overwintering success; 
  • Research activities deemed to be an industry priority; and
  • Costs directly associated with industry research.

Equipment

  • Purchase of queen-rearing equipment;
  • Purchase of monitoring and detection equipment for honeybee pests and diseases; 
  • Purchase of beekeeping equipment or other technologies that will lead to improved management of pests and diseases and improved colony overwintering; and
  • Other projects approved by the Prince Edward Island Livestock Strategy Program Review Committee.

What do I need to complete the application form?

Information required for all programs:

  •  Applicant contact information;
  • Business or organization information, including CRA registration number;
    • If applicable, Partnership information
  • Project start and end date; 
  • Additional sources of project funding;
  • Recipient type (i.e. primary producer, agricultural landowner, processor);
  • Type of industry (i.e. Dairy, potato, beef, hog, grains and oilseeds);
  • Signature for declaration and consent to personal information; and
  • Demographic information (optional).

PEI Livestock Strategy Project Details:

  • Alongside the PEI Livestock Strategy Program General Application Form, complete Appendix A and/or B depending on which sub-program(s) you are applying for. 
  • NOTE: Appendices are located within the PEI Livestock Strategy Program General Application Form

For more information contact:

PEI Department of Agriculture 
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Email: livestock@gov.pe.ca 


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Date de publication : 
le 11 Septembre 2023
Agriculture

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Ministère de l'Agriculture
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