Milking the opportunity: €35m for two dairy innovation centres

Investment by Government and industry to position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney,  today announced a €10 million plan to upgrade Teagasc’s food technology plant in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, today announced a €10 million plan to upgrade Teagasc’s food technology plant in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A total of €35 million is to be invested by Government and industry in two dairy research and innovation centres in Limerick and Cork.

The projects aim to exploit growth opportunities presented by the abolition of milk quotas in March and to position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation.

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