OSMA and Ontario SPCA Working Together for Sheep Welfare - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA) and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) are pleased to announce that they have agreed upon a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will help facilitate joint on-farm visits in complaint cases involving animal welfare on sheep farms.

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Announcing the Ontario Master Shepherd's Course - Thursday, April 17, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for the updated Ontario Master Shepherd's Course. If your farm is business focused and you would like to improve profitability through further expansion, then this course could be for you.

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OSMA Welcomes News of the Approval of Baycox for Sheep in Canada - Monday, January 13, 2014
OSMA Welcomes Wes Moore - Licencing Relations Officer - Friday, January 03, 2014
OFC Mapleseed Pasture Award Press Release - Thursday, October 31, 2013
Fischer re-elected Chairman of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency - Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Draft Sheep Code of Practice released for Public Comment - Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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CSF Appoints New Executive Director - Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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OSMA Defers Implementation of the National Tag Fee - Monday, June 24, 2013
Heat Stress App Now Available for Blackberry and Android - Friday, June 14, 2013
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Growing Forward 2 Information Sessions - Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Dinner Starts Here! - Tuesday, April 09, 2013
 The Brand New Dinner Starts Here Website has been launched! Click Here for more information. 
Emergency Response Survey - Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Please take a moment to fill out the Emergency Preparedness Survey.  Click Here
Latest Risk Management Program Information - Dec 2012 - Monday, December 17, 2012
 For the latest information on the Risk Management Program in Ontario, please click here... 
Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence - Friday, November 16, 2012
Learn how to build your agricultural export markets - Monday, October 01, 2012
"Guelph ON, October 1, 2012 – Farmers can learn more about international export at a series of workshops being hosted this fall by the Agricultural Management Institute (AMI). The “Agriculture Going Global” sessions are designed to help participants make important exporting decisions, avoid common pitfalls and increase their understanding of international trade and foreign markets."

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OSMA Hires New Interim General Manager - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Board of Directors and staff welcome Bill Ingratta as the OSMA Interim General Manager.  Bill will be working with the Board and staff until a permanent General Manager is hired.   This process is expected to take approximately three to four months.
Bill's experience is extensive.  It includes 28 years with OMAFRA as well as prior background in the vegetable processing industry and the seed industry. He received his B.Sc. (Agr) in Horticulture Production from the University of Guelph and M. Sc. in Plant Science from McGill University.

Bill has expertise in crop production, Integrated Pest Management, technology transfer, food safety issues, biotechnology, and policy development.
We welcome him as part of the OSMA team.
Thank you
NEW Wool Depot in Northern Ontario - Monday, June 18, 2012
Schmallenberg Virus - Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Updates to the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program - Thursday, July 21, 2011
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News Release – Risk Management Program Available for Sheep Producers - Thursday, June 30, 2011
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OASC NEWS RELEASE : Ontario Budget Delivers New Risk Management Program for Ontario Farmers - Wednesday, March 30, 2011
OSMA NEWS RELEASE: Budget Provides for Producer Support - Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Food Saftey and Traceability Inititive - Monday, March 07, 2011
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Predation Article in the Ottawa Sun - Friday, January 28, 2011
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OSMA Regulation Update - Thursday, August 26, 2010
At the October 2007 Annual General Meeting, the OSMA Board announced that we were working on changes to our regulations and that producers would be informed in advance of changes.  Click here to view more... 
Government Invests to Help Ontario Sheep Producers Prosper - Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Ontario sheep producers can look forward to enhance genetic improvement services as a result of a $275,000 investment by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Click here to read more...