Plant closure foretells rough times for Welsh dairy industry

April 6, 2005, from a BBC report: The Welsh dairy industry is in “deep crisis,” as one local politician put it, after a dairy products plant in Carmarthenshire announced it will close its doors later this year. The plant owned by the Dairy Farmers of Britain employs two hundred people in the rural Towy Valley. The closure, retaliation against poor sales, is expected to have a significant economic impact on the area. The Dairy Farmers of Britain, whose announcement came just eight months after obtaining the plant from Associated Co-operative Creameries, also runs 60 distribution depots and 10 processing plants across the UK.

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