The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program, offered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, can provide compensation to eligible producers whose livestock and/or poultry have been killed as a result of wildlife predation or whose bee colonies, beehives and/or beehive-related equipment has been damaged as a result of wildlife predation. 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. Please take a picture for reference.
Producers must have a valid Farm Business Registration (FBR) Number and a Premises Identification (PID) Number to be eligible for the program. For details about obtaining an FBR Number, please call 1-866-327-3678, and for details about obtaining a PID Number.
The Township of North Stormont has appointed the following persons as livestock valuers:
- Rick Scheepers who can be reached at telephone number 613-978-5260
You may also report livestock injuries/kill to the Municipal Office at the telephone number (613) 984-2821 during business hours.
What happens when you contact the valuer?
The valuer will attend the site and make a full investigation and submit a written report within 10 days to the Municipal Clerk, and you will receive a copy of the report. The valuer’s report provides details regarding the extent of the damage to the livestock or poultry and the amount of compensation claim awarded. The valuer must also state in the report the predator responsible for the injuring/killing of the livestock or poultry. You are responsible for filing an affidavit with the Clerk within 10 days.
Visit the OMAFRA website for more information on this subject.