Glanbia at risk of losing 9m litres in Leinster

A Glanbia truck on its rounds.
A Glanbia truck on its rounds.
Declan O'Brien

Declan O'Brien

A group of Glanbia suppliers who have refused to sign milk supply contracts with the company are considering forming a representative group and offering to sell their milk as a single entity.

The group of around 20 farmers are understood to have a milk pool of close to 2m gallons or 9m litres. They are based in Carlow, Kilkenny and south Wexford.

The group is believed to have held a formal meeting last night to discuss whether to form a representative structure or set up a co-op.

The farmers were unhappy with the contract offered by Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) and refused to sign it.

Strathroy could be a possible buyer for the group's milk. The Northern processor is already collecting milk in the region from former Wexford Creamery suppliers.

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