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Investment – Funding for Agriculture and Tipperary Cattle Marts

martSignificant funding has been announced to-day for the three cattle marts in North Tipperary.

Cattle Marts in Thurles, Nenagh and Roscrea will receive almost half a million euro to carry out works to make their facilities even more environmentally compliant. The three marts named, together with funding announced, are as follows:-

Mid Tipperary Co-Op Mart , Thurles – €231, 222 .00.
Central Auction services Co-Op, Roscrea – €147,674.00.
Central Auction services Co-Op, Nenagh – €115,791.00.

This funding comes as part of the Department of Agriculture’s ‘Marketing and Processing Scheme’.

Other Tipperary enterprises to benefit from the scheme are:-

Darcy Meats in Nenagh.
Con Traas Organic Fruits in Cahir.

Both businesses gain grants of €219,806 and €109,495 respectively for capital improvements.

Welcoming these funding allocations, Independent North Tipperary Deputy Michael Lowry speaking to Thurles.Info stated:

“Investment in the Tipperary agri-food sector is vital for the development of our local economy. Tipperary is rightly proud of its reputation as a top quality food producer for both the Irish and export markets. This funding will go towards the further enhancement of  Tipperary’s  superior food producing reputation and ensure that local enterprises in this sector continue  to flourish.  The investment in the three Tipperary Marts is particularly pleasing as the Mart still remains at the core of agricultural life in the county.”

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