Information Resources for Beef Producers

Deciding when and how to market and feed your beef animals right now can be a difficult decision. Below are resources that may help to guide your decision.

Feedlots, Feeding and Nutrition | Culling Cattle | Cattle Health and Welfare | Deadstock Disposal Methods | Mental Health Support | Tools for Assessing Your Farm Finances | Resources for Beef Producers during Market Disruptions | Information Resources for Dairy Producers

Since learning of COVID-19, Ontario has taken decisive action to stop the spread of this virus to protect the health and well-being of all Ontarians. Ontario is doing everything we can to keep our food supply system strong, including working closely with stakeholders and partners across all parts of the food production chain.

OMAFRA Webinars for Beef Producers
Feedlots, Feeding and Nutrition

Culling Cattle

Before shipping always consider the health of the animal. Consult with your transporter and your buyer before shipping as markets may change quickly.

Cattle Health and Welfare

Deadstock Disposal Methods

Mental Health Support

OMAFRA recognizes that farmers are under a lot of stress. If you are struggling, reach out to a friend, family or other emotional support.

Tools for Assessing Your Farm Finances

  • Provincial and Federal COVID-19 Financial Supports for Farmers. This infosheet provides a summary of information and links to provincial and federal financial support information. The information is current as of the publication date but subject to frequent changes. Always check the program website for the most current details.
  • Financial Programs Summary Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Cash flow planning worksheet - Use this template to undertake cash flow planning and calculate key ratio
  • Ontario Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program While the Ministry recognizes that many businesses are facing disruptions during COVID-19, the rules and regulations regarding the licensing of cattle dealers and the purchase of beef cattle under the Livestock and Livestock Products Act are still in force. Sellers are reminded to continue to submit late payment reports and file any claims within the required time period. Making a claim.

The Ontario Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program protects cattle sellers when a licensed dealer defaults on payment. The program is delivered by Agricorp (1-888-247-4999).

For more information about the Ontario Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program, please visit Ontario Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca