License Fee Increase Notice to Producers 2023

Notice to Producers License Fee Increase

Under Regulation 429 of the Farm Products Marketing Act, a compulsory license fee on all lambs marketed is payable to the Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) to fund the ongoing work of the organization on behalf of members. Packing plant operators, auction market operators and livestock dealers are required to deduct the license fee from the proceeds payable to the seller and remit license fees along with the name of the farmer sellers to OSF.

As an organization, OSF has witnessed many changes over the years. Despite all these changes, the principles of the organization have remained the same: a tough and credible advocate and unified voice for the province’s sheep farmers, representing all sectors of the industry. OSF has done well to represent its members with the resources available, but costs continue to rise. Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) are committed to use the valuable dollars to support programs and services that help our farmers.

Ontario Sheep Farmers launched a new five-year plan, Building Strength for a Better Future, in 2021 that was created with grassroots input across the entire sheep value chain. The OSF board of directors have committed funds to new initiatives to carry out the goals within the plan including market research, data collection, a wool pilot project and new courses within the Sheep Institute

OSF will also like to maintain the delivery of our current programs at current or enhanced levels, including supporting our local districts and members.

The last increase to license fees was $0.30 from a $1.50 to $1.80 in 2010.

  • The license fee increase will take effect on October 1st, 2023. The increase will be $0.40 from $1.80 to $2.20 plus applicable taxes and per live animal sale.
  • Questions and Answers (Q&A) Document click here.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss please do not hesitate to reach out to your Provincial Director or the OSF Office.