Recruitment drive for organic co-op
A NEW organic co-op is recruiting livestock producers in the south-west peninsula.
Organic Livestock Farmers of Cornwall and Devon has been set up as an independently run subsidiary of Cornwall Quality Livestock Producers.
It states it aims to achieve fair prices that reflect production costs, encourage best practice among producers, and promote the principles and benefits of organic and sustainable production methods to farmers and consumers.
Claimed benefits include strong marketing experience, bad debt insurance, prompt payment, shared transport costs and forward pricing.
Chairman Olly Curtis, who farms in Devon, says further benefits could include links with other organic marketing groups, group purchasing of inputs, training, regional branding and marketing store stock.
There is a one-off membership fee of £20 plus VAT, and £1 for a share in Cornwall Quality Livestock Prod-ucers. Commission is 2% on all sales.