Unfortunately Lakeland Dairies has announced 68 redundancies at its processing facilities in Monaghan town. Whilst the reason given is may well be associated with the company reviewing its operations following a merger with LacPatrick Dairies in April of this year, it’s hard not to think that Brexit may be part of the companies decision especially if cross border trade is hindered via a No-Deal Brexit.
With Milk production featuring a lot in Irish News these days due to potential Brexit implications, it comes as no surprise that some of the Dairy companies are restructuring their business models.
Currently 130 people are employed at the plant and 68 are to be made redundant under the plans while others are to be redeployed.
Commenting on the redundancies CEO of Lakeland Dairies Michael Hanley said “It is essential for us to realise efficiencies from within our merged group of processing facilities and to achieve sustainable profitability in the interests of our farm families on a long-term basis for the future”.