Producers can now apply for an initial AgriRecovery payment through the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative to help cover feed and water access costs for breeding female livestock across the province.

Payments will start flowing towards the end of the month. Clients can sign up for direct deposit for faster service.

Taking a feed-need approach, supplemented by receipts, a secondary payment of up to $106 per head will be available to producers who have experienced extraordinary costs as a result of the drought, in addition to the initial payment.

Cattle and bison will be eligible for an initial payment of $94 per head and a secondary payment of $106 per head, for a total of $200 per head. Other livestock will be subject to a different per head payment.

The program will be administered through Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC). Program terms and conditions are posted on the AgriRecovery page.

Applications for the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative closed November 1, 2021.