A passing grade is 70 out of 100. A 70 indicates the operation generally meets the provincial expectations for environmental performance, but may require some minor improvements.
Out of 172 farms inspected, 87% or 150 farms, met or exceeded provincial expectations. Over the three years that the MOE have been inspecting livestock operations, scores have steadily improved.
The two things farms can do to improve would be to make sure to conduct an annual review of their Nutrient Management Strategy or Plan and meet vegetated buffer zone/run-off management requirements. The bottom line is livestock operations in Ontario are doing a great job protecting the environment. Well done.