USDA Approved Exporters
There are currently six USDA approved companies in Ireland. See below information on each company.
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ABP is Ireland’s largest and longest establish beef processor. The company was founded in 1954 and is family owned. ABP operates six plants in the Republic of Ireland which slaughter 350,000 cattle per annum. ABP Ireland is part of the ABP Food Group which operates a total of 19 processing sites in Ireland, the UK and Poland. Total slaughterings for the group stand at circa 1 million cattle and 1 million sheep per annum.
Established in Co. Waterford in 1980, Dawn Meats is a family business that remains true to its farming heritage. With a continuous focus on quality and customer service, the company has grown to become the meat supplier of choice to a range of leading supermarkets, foodservice and manufacturing businesses. Operating from over 25 locations in Europe and Asia, Dawn Meats’ customer base now spans 47 countries worldwide.
Foyle Food Group
The Foyle Food Group is a family-run group of companies with a farming heritage dating back several generations. Established over three decades ago, it has a long-standing history of supplying quality beef to leading retailers, manufacturers, foodservice providers and butchers across the world. Foyle operates nine state-of-the-art facilities on six sites—three in Northern Ireland, one in the Republic of Ireland, and two in England—with the capacity to process 7,000 animals every week.
Kepak is a family-owned, future-facing company. Founded in 1966, it is trusted by its dedicated suppliers and customers to produce quality meats, nutritious innovation and great tasting products. Kepak has grown from a family-run butcher shop on Dublin’s Francis Street to an internationally operating, multifaceted food innovator.
This family-owned company has no less than five generations of experience in the beef industry. The knowledge, experience and passion garnered in that time have only served to enhance its present product. Situated in the centre of Ireland’s finest grasslands, Liffey Meats has built up a formidable supplier base from Quality Assured farms, which guarantee complete traceability of its prime Irish beef. Strong ties of loyalty and trust between Liffey Meats and Irish farmers have been established over the generations, with its three plants strategically located in different regions across the country to ensure reliability of cattle supply.
Slaney Foods International
Slaney Foods “The Beef Specialist”, prides itself on its reputation for sourcing and producing the highest quality Irish beef. Located in the heart of one of Ireland’s prime farming regions, the company has developed strong and successful long-term relationships with a variety of customers including leading multiples and food service companies across the UK, continental Europe, USA, Asia and worldwide.
The company is dedicated to working in partnership with farmers to produce top-class, grass-fed beef and to ensure the livestock it processes is sourced from farms that uphold high standards for animal welfare and the environment. Slaney Foods combines this best-quality Irish beef with ultra-modern processing facilities to offer a product range of superb quality, prepared precisely to the customer’s specification.