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ISSUE 6 2018
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Liffey Meats
Liffey Meats is ideally situated in the rich grasslands of Co. Cavan to take advantage of the supply of prime cattle from the surrounding countryside.
It boasts one of the largest, single-site abattoirs in Ireland and, with other sites in Carlow, and Galway, slaughters up to 155,000 cattle per annum.
Liffey Meats prides itself on adhering to strict quality policies and expanding its range of value-added products, providing convenience-led solutions
for retail and foodservice. Over the last 100 years, the company evolved from a traditional family butchery to become one of Ireland's leading beef
processors, maintaining its ethos of customer satisfaction. Liffey Meats' convenience unit manufactures a range of reformed, portion-controlled and
pre-packed products, including value-added products for own-label and private-label retailers and foodservice customers across Europe. Its convenience
foods include: hamburgers, grill steaks and retail-packed fresh meat. Liffey Meats' brand, Sheelin, is a premium-quality meat named after a local area
of natural beauty. Liffey Meats says it has invested heavily in convenience food R&D, not only in meat technology but also in increasing packaging
sophistication and long-life products. Its development team is ready to work with customers to bring to market products that meet consumer demands.
Moyvalley Meats
Moyvalley Meats is a family-run business, producing high-quality beef and lamb from its base in Co. Kildare.
Established in 1974, today the company employs 150 people and operates a fully integrated slaughtering and
deboning facility for prime beef and lamb that is British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Meat Processor Quality
Assurance Scheme (MPQAS) approved. It has a capacity to slaughter 2,000 cattle, and debone 500 tonnes of
beef per week. Located in the heart of Ireland's beef-producing region, Moyvalley Meats has a loyal and long-
established supplier base, which, it says, guarantees the best and most suitable cattle supply all year round.
The company produces and distributes a wide range of quality meat products for some of the most discerning
customers around the world, with export markets in Northern Ireland, the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa. The full
range of beef products available in both chilled and frozen include vac-packed primals, manufacturing beef and
beef offal. It also produces fresh, whole lamb.
M&M Walshe/Ribworld
Located in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, on an 8,500m
2
, British Retail Consortium (BRC) grade AA+
site, Ribworld enjoys international success supplying retailers, business-to-business, and
foodservice channels in Ireland, the UK, and Europe. Ribworld is a market-driven, premium-
brand company with a growing portfolio of consumer offerings to meet different occasions. The
company prides itself on its innovation, working with international brands such as Jim Beam,
Tony Roma's, Men's Health and Käfer. Ribworld specialises in
sous-vide products (fully cooked
chilled and frozen), including pork ribs, pork fillets, pulled and shredded pork, beef, chicken,
turkey, beef brisket and a lamb range. Flavours available are:
BBQ, piri piri, hoi sin, bourbon, and chipotle, among
others, which have picked up prestigious prizes
including Gold at the UK Great Taste Awards
and Blas Na hÉireann (Irish Food Awards).
M&M Walshe also operates Callan Bacon, a
pork and bacon processing business in Co.
Kilkenny that commenced operation in 1924.
It has won over 33 food and business awards
from its modern, 5,300m
2
plant. Callan
Bacon prides itself on its heritage of curing
and its long tradition in smoking using natural
wood chippings. Products include: gammon
joints; oven-ready products; sliced bacon; pork
products; marinated products and frozen ranges.