Ranchers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin can apply for help feeding their livestock this winter following forage loss due to flooding in summer and fall 2019.
The 2019 BC Forage and Transportation Assistance Initiative will provide assistance ($45.50 per ton of hay) towards the purchase of additional hay for Cariboo ranchers who are required to purchase more than they normally would. In addition, where ranchers find it more economically viable to move animals to alternative feed sources rather than transport purchased feed home, assistance with the freight costs for moving the animals will be provided. This assistance is in addition to production insurance claims.
Ranchers who experienced feed losses due to this year’s flooding and have ordered additional forage to feed their livestock can apply for support by calling 1 888 332-3352 or visiting: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/2019-forage-and-transportation-assistance-initiative