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Protect farmers

by 5m Editor
23 May 2006, at 12:00am

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&#39; Union of Wales president Gareth Vaughan. Mr Vaughan said Llan-gefni-based Cig M n&#39;s decision to go into receivership was a further body blow to the area&#39;s economy so soon after Caernarfon Meat Company&#39;s abattoir closed at the end of March. He said, &quot;Only two weeks ago it was announced that Grampian Foods&#39; poultry processing plant at Llangefni is to shed around 200 jobs. &quot;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. &quot;Otherwise farmers will have to travel extremely long distances for their stock to be slaughtered.&quot; <i>Source: icWales</i>

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