The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body, which was established by Statute (The Livestock Marketing Commission Act [Northern Ireland] 1967) to assist the development of the livestock and livestock products industries. LMC’s sponsor body is the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). LMC collects statutory levies from beef and sheep producers and slaughterers in Northern Ireland and in return provides a range of services to the industry. LMC also advises DARD on matters relating to the sector.
LMC has recently been the subject of a strategic review of its role, responsibilities and structures. As a consequence of this review LMC has developed a new mission statement which is to support, examine & inform the marketing and development of the Northern Ireland beef and sheep meat industry.
A new three year LMC strategic plan for 2012-15 has been developed and the organisation is focused on the achievement of 6 key strategic objectives over the three years of the strategic plan.