About OGC - history
Till the beginning of 2009 the biological goat farmers from the Netherlands and Belgium were spread over many processors in the Netherlands for the sales of their milk. There was great pressure on the price and at a certain moment there was even talk of excessive milk, therefore the price was threatening to fall. The association De Groene Geit took the initiative to establish a corporation for biological goat farmers.
Towards the summer of 2009 the Organic Goatmilk Coöperatie was raised and immediately goat farmers from the Netherlands and Belgium decided to organise the sale of their milk through the cooperation. In the first full year in operation, 2010, over 7 million kg milk was collected from 20 members and sold. Since 2009 the cooperation has grown fast, actually doubled, both in number of members as in milk volume. Most biological goat farmers from Belgium and the Netherlands are members of the cooperation and OGC is now the biggest provider of biological goat milk in Europe. At the end of 2013 a group of German goat farmers from the federal state of Nord-Rhein-Westfalen joined the OGC. By the end of 2015 the cooperation had about 40 members.