Protect farmers

UK - The financial interests of farmers who supplied livestock for slaughter must now be safeguarded following the closure of an Anglesey abattoir which employed about 100 people, warns the Farmers' Union of Wales president Gareth Vaughan.

Mr Vaughan said Llan-gefni-based Cig M n's decision to go into receivership was a further body blow to the area's economy so soon after Caernarfon Meat Company's abattoir closed at the end of March.

He said, "Only two weeks ago it was announced that Grampian Foods' poultry processing plant at Llangefni is to shed around 200 jobs.

"I would urge that farmers, yet to be paid by Cig M n, are given priority and that the receivers should try to ensure the business can be sold as a going concern.

"Otherwise farmers will have to travel extremely long distances for their stock to be slaughtered."

Source: icWales
calendar icon 23 May 2006
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