About us & our Story
Firstly, Tipperary Co-op was established in 1908. Learn more about our history here. Through the years, we have grown in supplier numbers, milk processing capacity and in scope as a business. Supporting all our goals is explained by our motto:
Better Farming – Better Business – Better Living
We produce cheese, milk, butter, skim milk powder and buttermilk powder. We work with over four hundred farms. We continue the rich dairy processing tradition that began when Tipperary Co-op was established in 1908.
One of the reasons why Tipperary Co-op produce is considered to be among the best dairy produce available today is because all products are made from the milk of grass-fed cows. As a result, we create supreme quality, naturally great-tasting food.
What’s more, at Tipperary Co-op, we carry out continuous in-house testing. This ensures that our customers receive only the best quality dairy produce. This dedication to excellence has won us enormous industry acclaim over the years.
As a result of an innovative strategy, the co-op’s annual turnover has increased from €125m in 2009 to €230m in 2019. In recent years, we’ve placed a strong emphasis on growing our export markets. In addition, we’ve established a market presence in France, Germany, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Throughout 2020, we have focused on the Middle east and Asia as export markets for our nutritional milk powder.
We are situated in the heart of the Golden Vale. This is one of Europe’s most renowned dairy producing regions, Tipperary Town is the ideal location for our headquarters.
Dairy farming is a vital source of employment, and the foundation for the socio-economic life in the Tipperary Co-op geographical area. We have more than 400 milk suppliers within our co-operative’s area which extends to a radius of over 25 miles and is located in a dedicated dairy region.
This region forms the basis of the most traditional milk production areas of Europe. Tipperary Co-op is a farmer/shareholder owned co-operative. Our co-operative is among Ireland’s most successful agricultural businesses. Running alongside our co-operative’s ethos is our commitment to quality. Above all, we believe that every customer is entitled to the best products and best services. We aim to deliver that every day.