Province offers cash for cattle farmers

Ontario’s cat­tle industry is receiving addi­tional funding to help it adjust to changing market conditions and requirements.
The provincial government is providing $14-million in transitional funding to abattoirs and deadstock collection ser­vices; $9-million is transitional funding that will help abattoirs adapt to new rules that further protect against BSE;  $5-million is interim fund­ing to support affordable dead­stock collection and disposal while the rules for that industry are are brought up to date to further protect public health and the environ­ment. The province is encour­aging the federal government to recognize the continued need for funding in Ontario and provide their share of funding to help abattoirs comply with the new regulations.