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Livestock Losses/Wildlife Damage

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I claim compensation for livestock killed by wildlife?

    • Through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food's Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program, livestock and poultry producers are entitled to make claims to the Town for livestock losses attributable to attacks by wildlife.
  2. What do I do if I believe I have suffered a loss of livestock due to predation?

    • If you believe your livestock or poultry has been killed or injured due to predation by wildlife:

      1. immediately notify a Livestock Valuer. Do not remove the carcass from the attack site as the Valuer will want to examine the area for evidence to help determine the cause of the loss; or
      2. during business hours, you may report a livestock loss by contacting the Joe Redden, Livestock Valuator at 613-372-0675.
  3. Who are the Town Livestock Valuers?

    • The Town has appointed the following persons to serve as Livestock Valuers:

      1. Joe Redden : 613-372-0675
  4. What happens when I contact the Livestock Valuer?

    • The Livestock Valuer will:

      1. attend on-site and make a full investigation; and
      2. submit a written report within ten (10) days to the Township.
    • A copy of the report will be provided to you. The Livestock Valuer's report provides details regarding the extent of the damage to the livestock or poultry and the amount of compensation claim awarded. The Livestock Valuer must also state in the report whether or not the livestock or poultry was killed or injured by wildlife.
  5. What are the Maximum Amounts of Compensation?

    • Provincial regulations establish maximum amounts of compensation.
  6. What if I do not agree with the municipal valuer's report?

    • If you do not agree with the municipal valuer's report, you may appeal to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), in writing, within 30 days of receiving the valuer's report. A cheque or money order for $25, payable to the "Minister of Finance" must accompany the appeal. The $25 fee will be refunded, if the appeal is upheld.