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Devonport abattoir takeover can be a positive for farmers, says new farmers co-op

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The takeover of the Devonport abattoir can be seen as a positive to inspire farmers to take control of their businesses, according to the Chair of the new Tasmania Farmers’ Co-operative, Brad Rigney.

Mr Rigney, who is also Managing Partner of Transprodukt Tasmania, says that the partial closure of the abattoir means that farmers can band together and look to create new opportunities, such as privately funding a brand new abattoir.

Mr Rigney talks to Brian Carlton this morning about life for North-West farmers after the takeover of the abattoir, and what this new group plans to do.

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