Thursday, May 20, 2021

Eigenbrood loses dairy appeal

 Tim Eigenbrood of Frankford has lost his appeal, hoping to escape penalties and be granted more time to complete construction of a new dairy barn.

On May 22, 2019, January 17 and February 18, 2020, inspectors from Dairy Farmers of Ontario declared the old barn failed to meet standards.

On February 3, 2020, the Appellant sent a letter to the Director of Regulatory Compliance appealing the January 17, 2020, inspection decision and asking for leniency due to his facility being old.  

Eigenbrood also sought to be exempted from facility-standards inspections for two years for the new barn to be built.

The Director of Regulatory Compliance denied that appeal, prompting Eigenbrood to file with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Tribunal.

The tribunal agreed with lawyer Geoff Spurr, representing Dairy Farmers of Ontario, that “the arguments and pleas made by the Appellant do not have any legal merit.”