Manitoba Livestock Cash Advance Program

2023 Applications Now Available

Proposed changes to 2023 Program year Interest Free limit:  The Federal 2023 Budget tabled March 28, 2023 by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, has included a proposed increase to the interest free portion of the 2023 Advance Payments Program (APP) cash advance from $250,000.00 to $350,000.00.

This change will be in effect as of May 8, 2023

Producers can access up to $1,000,000.00 in total advance amounts.

*Average Processing time for a new advance is 7 to 10 business days.

Manitoba Livestock Cash Advance (MLCA) was established in 2007 to administer the ADVANCE PAYMENTS PROGRAM (APP) for Cattle producers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Sheep/Lamb producers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Goat producers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and Bison producers nationally. Beginning in 2015, MLCA began offering cash advances on a select number of crops in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a Federal loan guarantee program that helps producers meet their financial obligations and benefit from the best market conditions by improving their cash flow throughout the production period.

To be eligible producers must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. A corporation, cooperative, or partnership of which the majority interest is held by Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Producers must also meet the security requirements. Cattle producers are now able to use Livestock Price Insurance (LPI)  as the Business Risk Management program for the Cattle cash advance, please see the FACT SHEET for more information.

Administration fee of $250.00 per application, ($300.00 for all Bison Applications and LPI applications) $75.00 for subsequent advances.

 Have any questions? We'd love to us at 1-866-869-4008



*Beginning January 2023 MLCA will be transitioning to email for statements and letters for Producers. 

  • Dec 31, 2023

2023 Crop Loans: Post Harvest Report due

  • March 31, 2024

2023 Cattle / Bison Final Maturity Date

  • April  2024
2024 Production Period Begins

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