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Expanding 2023 livestock drought recovery support

The 2023 Canada-Alberta Drought Livestock Assistance initiative is expanding eligibility to 23 new regions and extending the application deadline. Funding for this joint AgriRecovery initiative is provided through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).

Livestock producers in eligible regions who altered their usual grazing practices due to drought conditions for more than 21 days this season can apply for financial support to cover losses incurred to manage and maintain female breeding animals such as cattle, bison, horses, elk, sheep, goats, alpacas, yak, musk ox, deer, water buffalo and llamas. A minimum of 15 animals per type of livestock are required to qualify.

Read the full release: Expanding 2023 livestock drought recovery support | alberta.ca

How to apply

Applications for the extension open Monday, January 29. Participants are strongly encouraged to apply online using AFSC Connect for faster service.

The AFSC Connect online application is an easy, system guided process. Applying online helps immediately identify errors or missing information. It also helps process your application faster. Please note that you will need to complete and submit your application in one session. Individuals who need assistance with applying should contact the AFSC Client Care Centre.

1/ I’m new to AFSC. I do not have an AFSC ID number

If you are not currently an AFSC client, you will need to be set up as a AFSC client to receive an AFSC ID number. Please see the Getting Ready for AgriRecovery webpage to start the process.

2/ I have an AFSC ID number, but I do not have an AFSC Connect account

Producers who are current AFSC clients should ensure they have an AFSC Connect account and are signed up for direct deposit to receive program payments as quickly as possible.

Instructions for creating an AFSC Connect account are available on the AFSC website How to Create, Login, and Update Your AFSC Connect Account.

Instructions for setting up direct deposit for payments are also available on the AFSC website Receiving a Payment from AFSC by Direct Deposit

3/ I have an AFSC number and an AFSC Connect account

Producers who are current AFSC client and have an AFSC Connect account may want to try to log in to ensure they can access their account. If you are having issues logging in, please see Forgot your Password?


You may want to gather the following information:

  • Premises ID number
  • AgriStability subscription number
  • Producers who have participated in AgriStability or AgriRecovery previously will have an AgriStability subscription number. If you are unsure, please contact AFSC via Live Chat on AFSC Connect or our website, by calling the Client Care Centre at 1.877.899.2372 or contacting your preferred branch office.
  • The total number of eligible breeding livestock on hand as of December 31, 2023 that you made feeding decisions for from June 1, 2023 onward

For more information, please see the AgriRecovery page