Ieuan Wyn Jones AM for Ynys Môn has described the news that 350 jobs are at risk on Anglesey as a "massive blow" to the local workforce and the island's economy.
The former leader of Plaid Cymru says he will be raising the issue with the Deputy Minister for Agriculture Alun Davies AM in the Assembly early next week.
– Ieuan Wyn Jones AM for Ynys Môn
We must do everything we can to try to keep these jobs. Our immediate priority is to try to sell the business as a going concern.
I will also be meeting the farming unions on the island to discuss the impact on the agricultural industry. The potential loss of this abattoir will be devastating for local farmers in North West Wales given that there are no large plants nearby. This may well have an impact on prices as competition will be reduced.