Get funding to monitor and support livestock and plant health

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The Plant Health, Livestock Health and Biosecurity program provides funding to:

  • monitor;
  • support; and
  • improve the health and welfare of livestock and plants.

Eligible activities

Examples of eligible activities.

  • Veterinary support services for livestock health.
  • Further development of the Yukon Livestock Health Database.
  • Consultant fees to provide analytical or technical advice on
    • livestock traceability, or
    • assurance systems.
  • Cost of special equipment or software for livestock traceability and assurance systems.
  • Surveillance, prevention and control of plant diseases, as well as invasive species.

Educational publications and activities:

  • for veterinarians;
  • for agricultural producers;
  • for the general public; and
  • related to the communication of plant-health information.

Eligible recipients

  • Producers.
  • Processors.
  • Producer or processor organizations.
  • Agricultural non-profits.
  • Governments.

Eligible funding

Producers and processors:

  • 50% if there are in-kind contributions; and
  • 60% if there are no in-kind contributions.

Producer or processor organizations:

  • Up to 75% of the project costs.

Agricultural non-profits and governments :

  • Up to 100% of the project costs.

In general, the Government of Yukon will oversee the programs and data collection.

Livestock Health Initiative

Animal Health Unit and veterinarians partner to:

  • monitor,
  • support; and
  • improve the health and welfare of Yukon livestock.

Livestock

  • Poultry.
  • Swine.
  • Cattle.
  • Small ruminants (goats and sheep).
  • Game-farmed species (elk and bison)

Producers participating in the Livestock Health Initiative receive $1,000 of free veterinary services. The program does not cover drugs or biologics.

Producers must enroll in the Yukon Premises Identification Program. The Agriculture Branch or Animal Health Unit may ask you to share the results of your

  • animal health assessments;
  • testing; and
  • herd and flock health questionnaires.

Phone 867-667-8663 to sign up for the program.

Before you apply

Complete the:

We encourage you to get a program manager to review your application. Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

Apply for funding

  1. Gather your completed documents.
  2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
    In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Find out the decision

Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

Evaluate your completed project

We will release your final payment once you submit:

  • the completed evaluation form;
  • an itemized list of expenses; and
  • copies of receipts.

If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

Find more agriculture funding programs

This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.