Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers Ltd (WLBP) is a farmer- controlled agricultural cooperative society with over 7,000 members. 

WLBP owns the Farm Assured Welsh Livestock Scheme that is monitored by a certification body called Quality Welsh Food Certification Ltd, a body approved by United Kingdom Accreditation Service to operate under EU Standard EN45011. WLBP is also encouraging its members to look after the environment and to participate in animal health and welfare planning schemes that are being developed all the time. A bespoke Farm Records and Animal Health Plan website have been developed to enable members to maintain accurate and up to date records of animal management. The FAWL scheme is also recognised by Assured Food Standards and its members’ farms can market their produce under the banner of the Red Tractor Scheme.


  • Continually monitors issues that are of concern to consumers, government and other stake holders.
  • Responds proactively to ensure that confidence in Welsh lamb and Welsh beef can be sustained.
  • Addresses issues like health and welfare of farmed animals

Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers Ltd is an example of agricultural cooperation working in action to deliver benefits for both members and consumers alike. With rapid and constant change in the industry, cooperatives like WLBP must evolve to meet those changes and play a positive part for the benefit of their members.