Advance Payments Program (APP)

Before filling the form, see the User guide
Download the Application form


Loan limits up to $1,000,000!

Only one application form to obtain an advance for your bovine and/or ovine production!

The Advance Payments Program (APP) offered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is a program that gives producers access to cash advances, up to $1,000,000, at a lower cost in order to contribute to the best possible commercialization of agricultural products:

  • $100,000 interest-free;
  • $900,000 at a prime rate minus 0.25%.

Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec (PBQ) act as the administrator of the program in Quebec for the bovine and ovine production.

Eligible advance

The total cash advance is based on the number of head in inventory, multiplied by the unit rate established by AAFC. The number of head in inventory must remain sufficient to cover the balance advance at all times.

For more information on rates, see the

Bovine – Rate/head
Ovine – Rate/head

Repayment of the advance

For the repayment of the received advance, two ways are offered and determined by the number of head in inventory and the chosen operation cycle.

For more information, see the Operation cycle

APP application

To submit an advance application to APP for the current program year, download the application form to fill and sign it before sending it by e-mail to

To ensure the quick treatment of your application, please read carefully the Check-list enclosed with the form. It will guide you through the steps, allowing you to fill the form correctly and to join all the mandatory documents.

Before filling the form, see the User guide
Download the Application form

For more information

E-mail address

Phone number

450 679-0540, ext. 8816

Fax number

450 463-5223