Sheep Market Situation and Outlook

An overview of the current situation in the Ontario sheep market, and the outlook for 2022.

Steve Duff - Coming from dairy and beef background in Northumberland county, Steve is an OAC “94 grad who completed a Masters in Ag Economics from the Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics (FARE) department at the University of Guelph in 1996.  Steve joined OMAFRA in late 1997 after a year as a policy researcher within FARE for the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.  Starting as an agricultural economist with OMAFRA, Steve worked on a variety of projects that culminated with him leading the development of the Ontario Whole Farm Relief Program in 1998.  Over the course of 13 years as OMAFRA’s lead on business risk management programs, Steve lead provincial and national development of programs including the BSE recovery, CAIS, AgriStability and the Ontario Risk Management Program.  During this time Steve chaired several federal-provincial-territorial committees including the BRM advisory committee, the BRM administrators committee and is currently the co-chair of the Farm Income Forecasting Committee.  Steve is currently OMAFRA’s Chief Economist.  Since 2011, Steve has been an Adjunct Professor in the FARE department teaching 4th year Agricultural Policy analysis.  In 2016, Steve was the recipient of the first FARE distinguished alumnus award. Steve is currently a Farmer Director on the Board of Farm Management Canada. Steve and his wife Robyn operate a beef and cash crop farm near Colborne Ontario.

January 8, 2022, 8:15:00 p.m.

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