Welcome to OLPC

The Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council (OLPC) was formed in January 2005. Located in Elmira, Ontario, the OLPC is dedicated to helping the livestock and poultry industries improve their ability to respond to an emergency animal disease outbreak.

To date, there are 20 member organizations, four associate members and six ex-offico members of OLPC including livestock and poultry groups, farm service, feed, processing and veterinary organizations.

The Council is industry funded and provides a forum for the livestock and poultry industries to come together to develop strategies to deal with important animal health problems.


OLPC Achievements


  • In 2005, OLPC had success with lobbying for Office of the Chief Veterinarian
  • Since 2007, quarterly newsletters are published on OLPC activities and animal health topics
  • In 2008 OLPC helped develop an Ontario Emergency Mass Carcass Disposal Planning Guide and Workbook for municipalities which was updated in 2018
  • Advocated for the Animal Health Act which came into effect in 2009
  • In 2009 and 2010, OLPC coordinated an on-farm biosecurity survey to assess what resources their members require in order to heighten their level of protection
  • On-going advocacy for the financial support of the Animal Health Laboratory
  • Partnered with Agricultural Response Materials Management Inc. to establish an inventory of emergency response equipment and materials
  • Developed biosecurity checklists, articles and presentations
  • Assisted in writing revisions to the On-Farm Carcass Disposal in the Environmental Farm Plan Workbook
  • On-Farm biosecurity resources were developed with support from OMAFRA
  • Developed resources to be used in farmer biosecurity workshops under Growing Forward 2 and the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
  • Wrote biosecurity protocols targeting tour organizers and farm hosts for foreign visitors to farms
  • Coordinated and/or participated in nine biosecurity and emergency response sessions for commodity groups and municipalities
  • OLPC continues to send out disease alerts and media articles on animal health topics

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