Verified Beef Production Plus: Quality Assurance Rebate Incentive Program

By mmuise
Description:

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), in partnership with the Joint Marketing Committee, a partnership between BFO and the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association, are currently offering an Ontario Beef Quality Assurance Incentive Program, which will provide BFO check-off paying members with a 75 per cent rebate on Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) audit fees paid for members who become VBP+ certified through the completion of training, and an on-farm audit.


Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a 75 per cent rebate on VBP+ audit fees.
The rebate is:
1. $937 for level 1 audit;
2. $1,312 for level 2 audit;
3. $1,500 for level 3 audit.

Deadline: -
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be members of Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO);
  • be willing to become VBP+ certified through the completion of training, and an on-farm audit.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. attend a training webinar (applicants must email jaclyn@ontariobeef.ca for upcoming training dates);

2. prepare for the audit (operations must have at least six months of records for cow-calf producers and three months of records for feedlots);

3. schedule an on-farm audit with a trained auditor coordinated through the national office;

4. complete any corrective action requests;

5. complete yearly record requirements to ensure that they are still in compliance with the program.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

Stay tuned for an upcoming date, or contact Jaclyn if you are interested in training.

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