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Important Message to all Port Hope livestock owners/producers regarding the Livestock Damage Compensation Program

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) instituted changes to the Livestock Damage Program in July 2011 - the program is now referred to as the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. Under the program, Municipalities continue to be responsible for appointing a livestock Valuer who prepares any claims for compensation for injured or killed livestock.

For livestock and poultry killed or injured on or after April 1, 2012, the OWNER must provide a "Premises ID number" and a valid "Farm Business Registration number" on the Program Application (i.e. valuer's report) for a claim to be eligible for compensation.
All livestock owners need to be ready by April 1st to provide these numbers to the Valuer in order to ensure your municipality can appropriately process your claim with OMAFRA without difficulty.

To further support you and your Valuer, OMAFRA has prepared 52 Q & A's which is available on the Municipal web site at www.porthope.ca/. The document also provides a brief Info Sheet describing how to obtain a Premises ID and Farm Business Registration Number. Note that at the end of the Q & As there are also some tips on completing the Program Application and the Municipal Application.
Any questions about this program should be directed to:

Daphne Livingstone, Deputy Clerk
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON
905.885.4544, Ext. 2234, or dlivingstone@porthope.ca 

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
p: 1.877.424.1300
ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca