Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) has named Erin Morgan as the new executive director for the producer group as of September 26, 2022. Jennifer MacTavish, the long-serving leader of OSF, announced her resignation earlier in 2022, but stayed on until August 31, 2022. “The ED search brought forward a slate of extraordinary candidates. The search committee… Read More

With over $52 million owed to creditors, North American Lamb Company (NALCO) — a Manitoba and Alberta-based, integrated lamb supply chain business — has filed for creditor protection, as of August 8, 2022. Formed when Canada Gold Beef Ltd, owners of the Innisfail Alberta based SunGold Specialty Meats Ltd., the Canada Gold Lamb Lot near Iron Springs Alberta, and… Read More

The federal and Manitoba governments announced further changes to drought assistance programs for livestock producers in the province on Wednesday (March 30). The two levels of government committed a total of $155 million to AgriRecovery drought relief programs for Manitoba producers in August 2021. As RealAgriculture reported, only $32.16 million had been claimed as of… Read More

Jennifer MacTavish has announced her departure from Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF), happening sometime before August 31, 2022. MacTavish has served in the role for the last nine years. OSF chair John Hemsted has named a transition committee of the board to oversee the recruitment of a qualified individual for the general manager position. MacTavish is recognized… Read More

Being able to define “sustainability ” is critical when it comes to understanding the impact of livestock production, and while environmental metrics are often top of mind, the definition must also account for social and economic outcomes. Dr. Sara Place, chief sustainability officer with animal health company Elanco, joined RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney this… Read More

The federal and Manitoba governments are expanding the list of expenses covered under the drought relief program that helps livestock producers purchase and haul feed for their animals. The Livestock Feed and Transportation Drought Assistance program was originally announced in August 2021, with funding to help producers purchase, transport, and test feed to maintain their… Read More

Ontario Sheep Farmers recently updated several online resources for its membership, including a new version of the price and profit predictability tools. OSF created this farm management tool in partnership with the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and recently assumed ownership and administrative duties of the resource to ensure… Read More

I am going to tell you a story. It’s a story that probably will leave your mouth agape and thinking, “People wouldn’t actually do that, would they?” But I assure you, this story is true. Last Wednesday, our employee at our second solar grazing site (about 1.25 hour drive from the home farm) texted to… Read More

 

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