The future of Westbury Dairies has been secured for the foreseeable future. But production at the Wiltshire skimmed milk processing plant will be scaled back significantly, with the loss of 35 jobs.

After a strategic review of the business, its three shareholders – Dairy Farmers of Britain, First Milk and Milk Link – have decided that only one of the plant’s dryers will operate throughout the year.

The other will only be used when the co-ops need extra balancing capacity.