Industry Development Programs: Livestock Incentive Loan Program

By mmuise

The Livestock Incentive Loan Program provides loans to financial institutions for New Brunswick farmers purchasing and raising livestock. It also provides guarantees to financial institutions for approved livestock purchases.

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of loans of up to $75,000.
The program guarantees up to 90% of loan, at lenders’ prime interest rate + 1%. The term of the guarantee will be up to 18 months for the purchase of feeder livestock and up to 7 years for the purchase of breeding livestock.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant must:

  • be a full-time or a part-time New Brunswick farmer organized as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an incorporated company or to be incorporated, or a cooperative,
  • have acceptable agricultural knowledge and business skills, and an acceptable credit history,
  • invest at least 10% equity in the project,
  • provide acceptable security for the proposed financing,
  • have a business plan that shows reasonable chances of viability and that demonstrates that a demand exists for the product(s),
  • work on a project that fits with the province’s sector strategies (in terms of impact on agricultural land, jobs, export sales, markets, etc.).
Application Steps:

No specific steps have been identified.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. a completed application form,
2. a business plan.

Other Things to Note:

No other details available.

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