Arrabawn’s board of directors has confirmed that it has decided to accept Aurivo’s offer to purchase Arrabawn’s liquid milk sales book.
rrabawn also clarified that Kilconnell’s site was not included in the sale, that the processor is exploring options for another use, and that all salespeople will be transferred to the business.
The transaction is subject to due diligence and approval from competition authorities, with factory processing expected to continue through summer 2023.
Arrabawn said in a statement that “supporting all employees and suppliers during the transition is a priority” and “our milk supply and future liquid milk contracts will not be affected by this decision.” says.
Reacting to the news, Roscommon-Galway’s TD Denis Naughten described the decision by the board as a huge blow to East Galway.
“In the last few years there has been a lot of investment in factories handling the liquid milk business of Arrabawn Dairies, which supplies many retailers across the country with their own brand of milk, and losing this competitor is a major concern for consumers. It will also have a long-term impact on milk prices in the United States,” said Norten.
“Following yesterday’s meeting with MPs Tim Broderick and Evelyn Parsons regarding threats to the Kilconnell factory, I am seeking a meeting with Minister Charlie McConnalogue to seek capacity and employment in the village of Kilconnell. We would like to explore all possible options to maintain it.”
Roscommon-Galway’s TD Michael Fitzmaurice said Arrabawn has a moral obligation to the people of Kilkonnell and the surrounding community to support work replacement efforts.
“Arrabawn’s sale of liquid milk books to Aurivo will undoubtedly come as a shock to dairy farmers who have invested in companies to ensure that the Kilconnell mill has an adequate supply of milk throughout the year,” said Fitzmaurice. .
“Governments and all institutions must redouble their efforts to unlock the full potential of the region’s state-owned and private assets.
“There is no magic wand when it comes to job creation in rural Ireland, but through the hard work and sincere commitment of the government, there are opportunities that can and must be seized,” said Roscommon Galway’s TD. said.