Farm Stock (Scotland) Ltd is a farmer owned, livestock marketing co-operative dedicated to maximising returns to livestock producers. Based in the Scottish borders and operating throughout central and southern Scotland, it is owned by five regional livestock marketing groups – Scott Country Lamb, Lothian Lamb, Galloway Lamb, Ayrshire Lamb and Caledonian Organics. With well over 1000 participating farmers, Farm Stock is the largest single co-operative of its type operating within the Scottish livestock industry handling large numbers of both sheep and cattle with an annual turnover in excess of £12 million.
As a farmers’ co-op Farm Stock’s role is to ensure that producers achieve the highest possible net returns by maximising livestock prices and by minimising marketing costs. Prime stock are marketed on a deadweight basis to a UK wide network of abattoirs and store and breeding stock are traded direct from farm to farm.