Skotidakis Goat Farm has lost its appeal.
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the Dairy Farmers of Ontario marketing board has authority to levy a fine of more than $7 million against Skotidakis.
What remains unclear is whether the milk board can collect on that decision.
The tribunal, in its written decision released this week, said it lacked authority to enforce a previous decision that upheld a financial penalty against Skotidakis. The board and the company had agreed to that deal, but Skotidakis later withdrew its approval and filed this appeal.