The Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Minsitry of Rural Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment, in consultation with stakeholders, have developed regulations for the disposal of deadstock in Ontario. The Dead Animal Disposal Act (1968) was replaced by the Disposal of Dead Farm Animals regulation under the Nutrient Management Act and the Disposal of Deadstock regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act. The regulations came into force on Friday, March 27, 2009. They provide more disposal options for livestock producers and meat plant operators, with measures to protect the environment.
A list of licensed livestock mortality collection services is posted below. There are also safe, legal options for disposing of deadstock on the farm.
If you have questions about options for deadstock disposal or the new regulations, you can access the information posted on this website, e-mail or call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.
New Dead Animal Disposal Regulations
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