This site is dedicated to the memory of the Meat and Livestock Commission’s (MLC).

The MLC role was to:

  • work with the British meat and livestock industry (cattle, sheep and pigs) to improve its efficiency and competitive position;
  • to maintain and stimulate markets for British meat at home and abroad, while taking into account the needs of consumers.

MLC was set up under the 1967 Agriculture Act. It is a Non Departmental Public Body, funded through the collection of levies on sheep, pigs and cattle slaughtered for human consumption or exported live.

This was supplemented by EU and Government grants and from money earned from its own commercial operations.