Meat Processors

Calls for processors to increase pigmeat price further

Calls for processors to increase pigmeat price further

The pig sector urgently needs to see an increase in the price of pigmeat if it is to continue being...

April 14, 2022

Dawn Meats and Dunbia sign agreement to minimise carcase waste

Dawn Meats and Dunbia sign agreement to minimise carcase waste

Agri-food tech company Elemental has signed its first licensing agreement with food processors Dawn Meats and Dunbia for its protein...

February 3, 2022

Beef farmers should ‘sell hard’ in positive market conditions

Beef farmers should ‘sell hard’ in positive market conditions

Beef farmers should “sell hard” due to the current positive market conditions, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Livestock...

January 31, 2022

IBLA calls for mandatory written processor contracts

IBLA calls for mandatory written processor contracts

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has called for written contracts to be mandatory when farmers agree to sell...

January 21, 2022

Taskforce: ‘No credible answer on February price drop’

Taskforce: ‘No credible answer on February price drop’

Management from individual meat processors took part in a meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce last Thursday (June 3), the...

June 8, 2021

Beef taskforce: Processor reps attend for first time

Beef taskforce: Processor reps attend for first time

Representatives from individual meat processors attended a meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce for the first time today (Thursday, May...

June 3, 2021

Agents ‘instructed not to buy lambs at marts’ – ICSA claim

Agents ‘instructed not to buy lambs at marts’ – ICSA claim

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has claimed to be aware of reports that factory agents are “being...

May 31, 2021

444 Covid cases in food processors between January 11 and February 5

444 Covid cases in food processors between January 11 and February 5

444 cases of Covid-19 were detected in food processing plants between January 11 and February 5, according to Minister for...

February 15, 2021

Department to roll out rapid antigen testing in factories that want them

Department to roll out rapid antigen testing in factories that want them

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is working to roll out rapid antigen Covid-19 testing in food processors...

February 12, 2021

Kildare Chilling kill ‘in jeopardy’ due to UK travel ban

Kildare Chilling kill ‘in jeopardy’ due to UK travel ban

Kildare Chilling has warned that its livestock kill scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, December 22) is “in jeopardy due to the...

December 21, 2020

Waterford meat plant staff ‘bused to work with standing room only’ – Doherty

Waterford meat plant staff ‘bused to work with standing room only’ – Doherty

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has claimed that staff at a Co. Waterford meat plant were being “bused to work”...

September 17, 2020

Suspension of Covid-19 testing at meat plants ‘highlights serious capacity issues’

Suspension of Covid-19 testing at meat plants ‘highlights serious capacity issues’

The suspension of Covid-19 testing at meat plants completely undermines assurances from the Health Service Executive (HSE) that there is...

September 10, 2020

HSE postpones Covid-19 testing at meat plants

HSE postpones Covid-19 testing at meat plants

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said that Covid-19 testing at meat plants is to be postponed, apparently on a...

September 10, 2020

Kildare Chilling ‘unlikely’ to be taking sheep in early part of this week

Kildare Chilling ‘unlikely’ to be taking sheep in early part of this week

Kildare Chilling is unlikely to be taking sheep in the early part of this week, as the company awaits a...

August 17, 2020

Meat plants ‘should be forced to close in event of new Covid-19 clusters’

Meat plants ‘should be forced to close in event of new Covid-19 clusters’

The “lack of commitment” from the meat processing industry to immediately close individual plants in the event of further outbreaks...

August 14, 2020

SIPTU: Do we cherish quality of our food more than safety of our people?

SIPTU: Do we cherish quality of our food more than safety of our people?

Trade union SIPTU has thrown down the gauntlet to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Covid-19 this morning, Thursday, August 13,...

August 13, 2020

Sole trader meat plant workers a ‘growing phenomenon’

Sole trader meat plant workers a ‘growing phenomenon’

Meat industry workers operating as sole traders are a “growing phenomenon” in the Irish sector, with such workers not entitled...

August 12, 2020

Oireachtas committee to discuss meat plant situation tomorrow

Oireachtas committee to discuss meat plant situation tomorrow

The situation in meat processing plants will be the first topic for discussion when the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response...

August 12, 2020