The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program will provide close to $630 million over ten years to support poultry and egg farmers through on-farm investments. Producers will be entitled to an amount proportional to their quota holdings. Eligible projects are anything that helps a producer modernize, become more competitive and adapt to changing consumer preferences. This includes new barn construction or upgrading equipment like feeding, watering, lighting, ventilation, heating, and comfort systems that will promote energy efficiency and reduce environmental footprint. The Government of Canada will contribute up to 70% of the project cost, a ratio increasing to up to 85% for young farmers to help ensure a strong future for Canada’s farms.
Funding will be distributed in 2021-22
$347.3 million for chicken producers
$59.6 million for turkey producers
$134 million for egg producers
$88.6 million for broiler hatching egg producers
Funding for Solar Projects
The funds from this program can be used to purchase an on-site solar energy system to power the facilities needed to manage chicken, turkey, or egg farms across Canada. A solar energy system reduces CO2 emissions, reduces operating costs, and allows farmers across Canada to operate more environmentally friendly.
“We had considered solar for some time for our farm, Chris Meechan, from Execon Roofing and Solar, was phenomenal. He went above and beyond to ensure that we designed a good solar system for our chicken and egg farm. We are thrilled with our solar panel system.” -David Beking, Beking’s Eggs
Execon Roofing and Solar offers solar and roofing options to home and business owners in Eastern Ontario. Established in 2010, Execon has developed an expertise in solar development that is second to none. If you are an chicken, turkey, or an egg farmer in Ottawa or Eastern Ontario, contact us to learn more about this program.