Programs for the dairy sector

Dairy Farm Investment Program

Investing in the future of Canadian dairy farmers

What is the Dairy Farm Investment Program

A funding program for cow milk producers.

The program is designed to support the productivity and the competitiveness of dairy farmers, and help the sector adapt to the anticipated impacts from the Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

What are the benefits

Receive up to $250,000 for targeted investments in farm technologies and improve productivity through upgrades to your barn equipment.

The program can support small and large investments such as:

  • adoption of robotic milkers
  • automated feeding systems
  • herd management tools
  • cow comfort equipment

For more information visit the Dairy Farm Investment Program or call toll-free 1-877-246-4682.

Fact sheet

Print this fact sheet for use at events and meetings to promote the program.

Dairy Farm Investment Program (bilingual) (PDF version, 308 KB)

Dairy Processing Investment Fund

Helping the sector adapt to market changes

What is the Dairy Processing Investment Fund

It is a program that provides funding to dairy processors for investments that will improve productivity and competitiveness, and help prepare them for the implementation of the Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Who is eligible

  • cheesemakers and other dairy processors
  • not-for-profit organizations involved in the sector

Why participate

  • receive up to $10 million to support investments in equipment and infrastructure (available only to cheesemakers and other dairy processors)
  • receive up to $250,000 to access technical, managerial and business expertise
  • collaborate with an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research scientist to improve products or processes

For more information and guidance on how to apply, visit the Dairy Processing Investment Fund or call us toll-free at 1-877-246-4682.

Fact sheet

Print this fact sheet for use at events and meetings to promote the program.

Dairy Processing Investment Fund (bilingual) (PDF version, 594 KB)

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