OLMC was founded in 1996 by a handful of dedicated organic livestock producers determined to secure a future for their product in a competitive national market. It was formed as a member-controlled co-operative with two main aims: to ensure growth of the organic market; and to ensure organic producers get the best possible return for their livestock. OLMC has now grown into probably the largest organic livestock marketing co-operative in the UK handling a significant proportion of finished beef, lamb and store stock. We believe that central to this continued growth is our decision taken to contract in specialist resources and abilities from other companies, particularly in marketing, stock procurement, sales and financial controls. This allows us to provide a professional service nationwide, whilst at the same time keeping operating costs to a minimum. It has an elected Board of Directors representing all aspects of organic livestock production and the meat industry.