• Why join the Co-op?
DLGC has a contract with Superior Farms (kill floor based in Denver), in year 2 of a 5 year contract, for Antibiotic Free (no antibiotics, ever!) Lamb. This contract is currently returning above the live price. New members have an option to join in December 2017 (active January 2018).
DLGC also has an upcoming contract that uses biomolecules produced by genetically-selected sheep in the treatment of Huntington’s Disease. This contract is in its initial phases as we are waiting for clinical trials of GM1 to be conducted. (For more information on this project, visit http://www.glycoscienceresearch.com/)
• How do I join?
The primary requirements for membership in the DLGC are 1) you must be a sheep producer and 2) you must be over 18 years of age. Now that we have that behind us, let me tell you a little about the DLGC.
In order to become a member of DLGC, you must purchase one share of Membership Stock ($100), and a minimum of 50 shares of Equity Stock if you deliver to an Approved Packer such as Superior Farms. The Board of Directors will vote on your membership. At the time of approval, you will receive a list of members who have Equity Shares for sale.