Beef Processing in Ireland
The EU sets out strict guidelines around beef processing and packing facilities, and meat processing staff are highly trained and qualified to meet the highest animal welfare, food safety and sanitation standards.
Beef production in Ireland is primarily based on steers processed at two years of age and over and heifers aged between 18-24 months.
Beef processing is a localised activity with farms typically within a 50km radius of the plants they serve. This means transport is efficient and there is less stress on the animal. This is important for good animal welfare and for the final quality of the meat.