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Highlights of the May 31st Commission Meeting


The Oregon Sheep Commission held a public hearing on Friday, May 31, 2024, to approve the Budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The Budget hearing was followed immediately by the Regular Commission Meeting, during which four Special Projects were approved for the upcoming year:


  1. Research project by Oregon State University to study the effect of five different selenium supplementation practices in Oregon
  2. Continuing support of the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom program to provide wool-related resources to enable teachers to feature the sheep/wool industry in their agricultural programs.
  3. Support for the Umatilla County Fair Jackpot Lamb Contest to defray the direct costs associated with the transportation and carcass grading portion of the contest.
  4. Research project to be conducted at the OSU Sheep Center to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on sheep health.


Other Commission business included approving a motion to move forward with the rulemaking procedure to modify Administrative Rule 644-010-0010 governing Assessments. The proposed change will delete reference to “subsequent purchaser” and clarify that each handler making payment to a producer is responsible to remit the assessment to the Commission. In the case of an individual selling their own sheep or processing for custom slaughter, the individual is responsible for remitting the assessment to the Commission.


Full details regarding the rulemaking hearing will be posted to OSC web site and in the Oregon Administrative Rules Bulletin published monthly. If you are interested in more information, please contact the OSC office and ask to be placed on the rulemaking list.



If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Commission office: 503-364-5462 or info@oregonsheepcommission.com.

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Adopted Budget for 2024-2025 Fiscal Year

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