It has not been all plain sailing, but LacPatrick chief executive, Gabriel D’Arcy, remains committed to putting in place new governance structures at the co-op.

Formed in 2015 after the merger of Town of Monaghan and Ballyrashane co-ops, LacPatrick is now a £300m turnover business, and with a new milk dryer at Artigarvan due to become operational in April, the potential is there to significantly grow.