Profile

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.

ABP

14 Castle Street, Ardee, County Louth, Ireland

http://www.abpfoodgroup.com

Contact

Dean Holroyd dean.holroyd.@abpbeef.com
+0121 7172500

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

ABP
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

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

ABP
Innovation

Advanced technologies for beef & lamb composition, imaging & sorting

The project will expand, adapt & implement 3-D CT scanning technologies to digitise the beef & lamb food chain into a new Connected Food System

ABP
Innovation

Seaweed supplementation to mitigate methane (CH4) emissions by cattle (SeaCH4NGE)

There is a gap in the market for products with lower environmental impact as consciousness among consumers rapidly increases

ABP
Innovation

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams

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

ABP
Education

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised

ABP
Innovation

Food Fortress for raw materials and ingredients in Europe – Gaining Consumer trust through transparency

This project aims at gaining consumer trust through improving the transparency of the supply chain using rapid-reactive and proactive risk management using a combination of technologies such as predictive analytics and multi-analytical tests

ABP
Innovation

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