ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s largest vertically integrated Agri Food processors. Our core business is beef processing, harvesting the products from over one million cattle each year from farmers throughout Ireland, the UK and Poland. We also have a sizeable lamb business processing over 2M across ROI and UK. Products that do not make it into the human food chain are further processed in one of our other 3 divisions, Petfoods (a pan European business trading as C&D), ABP proteins (adding value to by-products – tallow, MBM, Gelatine), or our Renewable energy division (trading as Olleco).
Competences & Capabilities
Understanding of beef / lamb farming systems and drivers of farm efficiency / profitability. Sector sustainability (economic and environmental). Harvesting and adding value to animal by-products to minimize waste and maximize value. Food authenticity, security and brand protection of supply chains.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system
The project will expand, adapt & implement 3-D CT scanning technologies to digitise the beef & lamb food chain into a new Connected Food System
There is a gap in the market for products with lower environmental impact as consciousness among consumers rapidly increases
Suitable materials for meat, fish & poultry have constraints such as the need for an oxygen barrier & stability at higher temperatures, so wide-scale use of alternatives has so far been low
However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised
The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer
On a global basis the amount of fraud occurring in the organic supply system is growing rapidly and issues are appearing on a weekly basis