Divisions have emerged within the farmer board of Kerry Co-op over the recent arbitration ruling on Kerry Group’s ‘leading milk price’ as well as on the future direction of the co-op.

The Irish Farmers Journal has seen a copy of an email letter sent by Kerry Co-op director Seamus Crawford from east Limerick to the rest of the co-op board, where he states he is very “concerned and disillusioned” with the way the co-op has handled the negotiations with Kerry Group following the arbitration ruling on the contentious ‘leading milk price’ issue.