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Up to 90 new jobs for Cavan with Lakeland Dairies

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Up to 90 new jobs for Cavan with Lakeland Dairies

Thursday, September 07, 2017 

Up to 90 new jobs for Cavan with Lakeland Dairies

Up to 90 new jobs are to be created in Cavan with the opening of a new €36m milk drying facility in Bailieboro for Lakeland Dairies.

The farmer-owned co-operative currently employs more than 800 people. The new jobs are expected to come on stream by 2019.

Lakeland Dairies processes milk supplied by 2,400 farmers from both sides of the border with over 1.2 billion litres of farm produced milk annually. The company produces milk powder and butter, exporting products and ingredients to more than 80 countries worldwide.

This is the company’s third milk drying plant at its Bailieboro process centre. It was officially opened today by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed and is understood to be one of the largest in Europe. During the building process over 180 construction workers were employed.

“International markets hold big growth potential for Ireland as a global exporter of high quality dairy food ingredients. With this impressive new facility, Lakeland Dairies will compete strongly in serving its existing long standing customers and will also access new markets,” said Mr Creed.

Michael Hanley, the group chief executive, said that the investment will help the company address opportunities in the areas of infant formulas and dairy proteins. “Our strategy is to create long term competitiveness and sustainability for our milk producers and to meet the long term needs of our valued customers in the global food industry where we see constant demand for our products,” he said. Lakeland Dairies has over 2,400 milk suppliers and exports almost 100 per cent of all milk processed as value added dairy food service products and food ingredients. e world and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

Fine Gael Senator and local TD Joe O'Reilly said the new facility in Bailieborough "signifies a vote of confidence in Cavan as a business base, and in the talent of our local workforce".

Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with Lakeland Dairies can be found here.

The CareersPortal Team