Tipperary Co-op was established in 1908. Over the years, it has grown in supplier numbers, milk processing capacity and in scope as a business. However, supporting all our endeavours is still our motto:
Better Farming – Better Business – Better Living
Dairy farming is a vital source of employment and the foundation for the socio-economic life of catchment area of Tipperary Co-op. It currently has more than 400 milk suppliers within the region. The catchment area extends for a radius of more than 25 miles and is located in a dedicated dairy region. This region forms the basis of one of the most traditional milk production areas of Europe. The Co-op is a farmer/shareholder owned co-operative and is among Ireland’s most successful agricultural enterprises.Running alongside our co-operative ethos is a fundamental commitment to quality, we believe absolutely that every customer is entitled to the best products and the best services and we aim to deliver that every day.
Tipperary’s milk intake is approximately 200 million litres, with a processing capacity in excess of one million litres of milk per day. The milk is processed into: cheese, butter, milk powders and other dairy products for export and home markets in its modern manufacturing plant in Tipperary Town. The Co-op manufactures 35,000 tonnes of product annually.
Tipperary Co-op has over the years successfully established a balanced market spread. Its dairy product range is extensively marketed in Europe, the U.S.A. and also a significant supplier to the infant formula and ingredients sectors of the domestic market. Tipperary Co-op is a major supplier of Emmental cheese to the French market; this market is sustained and augmented by the company’s subsidiary Tippagral S.A. (France). Tippagral enables the Co-op to provide quality service, helps to identify new products and new business opportunites. Fairgreen Ingredients Ltd (formerly known as Azbar Ltd) is our processed cheese facility, located in Tipperary Town. Tipperary Co-op provides a comprehensive Agri-Trading and Retail Grocery operation to deliver service and retail value for a variety of local urban and rural needs through our trading division consisting of three outlets, Tipperary Town, Borrisoleigh, Gooldscross and our modern supermarket located in Kickham Place, Tipperary Town.