The Canadian Sheep Federation is in dire straits, now that the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency has announced it will be leaving on Sept. 1.
Quebec pulled out earlier, leaving the Ontario agency as the main funding and manpower source for the federation.
“This was not a decision that OSMA took lightly and it is unfortunate” says OSMA chairman Rob Scott.
“Over the course of the last year, it has largely been OSMA resources that have been used in preparing and promoting the CSF position,” said Marc Carere, OSMA’s vice-chairman.
OSMA says its participation in the national Sheep Value Chain Roundtable remains “a dynamic and effective forum to address national issues and OSMA remains committed to it. Additionally, OSMA is developing an informal relationship with Quebec.