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.

Get started with your application

To access the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance initiative application, please log into AFSC Connect for faster service.

Individuals who need assistance with applying should contact the AFSC Client Service Centre at 1.877.899.2372 or call an AFSC branch office to discuss their options.

Additional steps needed:

If you are not an AFSC client: If you are not currently an AFSC client you will need to be set up as an AFSC client for this AgriRecovery initiative. This is the first step, and must be completed prior to the application process.
•    Begin the client set-up process by completing the mandatory client set-up form, found on the AFSC website here: Getting ready for AgriRecovery

If you are an AFSC client: Current AFSC clients should ensure they have an AFSC Connect account and are signed up for direct deposit to receive faster program payments.
•    Instructions for creating an AFSC Connect account are available on the AFSC website here: How to Create, Login, and Update Your AFSC Connect Account. 
•    Instructions for setting up direct deposit for payments are also available on the AFSC website here: Receiving a Payment from AFSC by Direct Deposit