IFA President welcomes Lakeland/LacPatrick merger

IFA President Joe Healy welcomed today’s announcement of the completion of the Lakeland/LacPatrick merger.

He said this meant the merger, confirmed only days away from the UK exiting the EU, was vital for dairy farmers in the North East of the island of Ireland, and it must now be bedded down as soon as possible to start delivering for them.


Mr Healy said the merged entity must position itself in the best possible way to optimise dairy processing and marketing and to pay a strong price to farmers.


Meanwhile that IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said dairy farmers in the North East need a strong co-op to defend their business interests, especially with a potentially problematic Brexit only days away.