Dairy Processing Investment Fund

Backgrounder

The Dairy Processing Investment Fund was established to provide funding to dairy processors for investments that will improve productivity and competitiveness, and help them prepare to market changes resulting from the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

The program provides non-repayable contributions to support projects through capital investment or access to expertise.

Projects announced today under the Fund

Empire Cheese Co-operative – Campbellford, Ontario, $171,245

Funding will provide for the acquisition of new production equipment, which will help the company meet increasing demand and achieve processing efficiencies. The main activities of this project include the acquisition and installation of a new milk silo, cheese vats and overhead carriages. This project will result in an increased demand for milk and increased production capacity.

Kawartha Dairy Limited – Bobcaygeon, Ontario - $301,406

Funding will provide for the acquisition of new ice cream processing equipment and the installation of refrigeration systems in their modernized facility. The project will increase the company’s productivity and increase its production capacity, while boosting the demand for raw milk and creating jobs.

Mariposa Dairy Limited – Lindsay, Ontario - $2,070,863

Funding will provide for the purchase and installation of new production equipment, such as a soft goat cheese production line and a specialty hard cheese production line, which will increase the company’s productivity. The project will result in an increased demand for goat milk, a reduction in production costs, increased exports and the creation of jobs.

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