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Island's Meat Plant "needs taxpayer investment"

Former farmer and auctioneer raises concerns about its future

The Island's Meat Plant needs investment from the taxpayer if it's to survive, according to a former farmer and auctioneer.

It's as Tynwald prepares to discuss a report recommending Treasury takes over the running of it from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

It also recommends completely reforming its structure, management and governance.

Keith Kerruish says closing the plant would come at a massive cost to farmers:

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