Craig Williams MP & Russell George MS have reacted to today’s news that milk haulier Lloyd Fraser has gone into administration and had its operating license revoked.
The company, which has a depot in Four Crosses, is one of Montgomeryshire’s biggest milk hauliers, operating as a contract haulier to some of the UK’s largest dairies including Muller and Arla.
Commenting, Craig Williams MP said:
“Today’s news that Lloyd Fraser has gone into administration is extremely sad. I will be working with partners to support the firm, and especially staff from Four Crosses who are directly affected.
“The company is one of the biggest milk hauliers in the area – Muller alone collects 1.2m litres of milk from Montgomeryshire’s dairy farms per day. Although the situation is at a very early stage, Russell and I have been liaising closely with both Muller and Arla this morning. They assure me that contingency plans are already in place to ensure collections will still take place today and over the weekend, and that all of their milk producers will be paid.
“We will continue to work closely with the farming unions and affected companies over the coming days and weeks.”
Russell George MS said:
“Lloyd Fraser’s administration today is very worrying news for all concerned. It is reassuring therefore that the major dairies have moved so fast to put plans in place, ensuring that collections will still take place today and over the weekend. We will continue to work closely with them to ensure disruption to dairy farmers across Montgomeryshire is kept to a minimum.”