Investing in traceability
What is the Livestock Auction Traceability Initiative?
The Livestock Auction Traceability Initiative (LATI) is a contribution program intended to enhance traceability capabilities, such as increasing the ability to electronically capture, record and report animal movement information.
The initiative works together with provincial traceability programs and can provide you with funding for costs such as the purchase of traceability-related equipment and the modification of animal handling facilities to improve traceability.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible to receive funding from LATI, you must be an owner or have management authority of an existing facility in Canada, such as:
- live animal auction marts;
- animal assembly yards;
- privately managed community pastures;
- fairs and exhibitions; and
- other high-risk, high through-put co-mingling facilities, which may be considered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on a case-by-case basis.
How Does the Initiative Work?
LATI is available from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis and may be submitted at any time until September 30, 2013 or until all funding is committed. You must seek funding from applicable provincial traceability programs before submitting an application to LATI and include this information in your application form.
LATI will cover up to 80% of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $100,000 per facility. If you own more than one facility, each facility can receive up to $100,000. You must provide a minimum cash contribution of 20% for each project, which can be cost-shared with industry partners.
Once the project is completed, you can submit a single claim for reimbursement.
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