DFB sells off Llangadog creamery

DAIRY FARMERS of Britain has sold its redundant Llangadog creamery to pet food manufacturer, Cambrian.

The sale for an undisclosed sum follows DFB’s decision to close the 210m litres-a-year creamery in April.

The farmer-controlled business cited consolidation in the milk industry and mounting pressure to cut costs within the supply chain.

“We still have the keys to the site and have been taking away or selling everything that belongs to us,” said a spokesman.

“The money from the sale will go back into DFB as a business, but whether or not it will go back to farmers must be decided by the member council.

“We still have debts from the acquisition of ACC (Associated Co-operative Creameries).”

Working with the Welsh Development Agency, some 120 former DFB employees have found other employment, and Cambrian is expected to generate another 50 posts.

It will take ownership on December 31.

DFB spokesman Paul Jennings said that the closure of the factory had gone well, and was saving the company money even though milk from Wales now had to be trucked to Westbury in Wilts or London.