Meat Industry Ireland

Innovation

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) beef and sheepmeat processing members have committed considerable investment funds, with support from Enterprise Ireland, into the establishment of Meat Technology Ireland which is an internationally leading centre of excellence for beef and sheepmeat processing research and innovation. The centre, which is hosted by Teagasc, was launched early in 2017 and the output of Meat Technology Ireland will be an important enabler in the further expansion of Irish beef and sheepmeat exports, meeting marketplace requirements and growing value in our economy.

This is a significant strategic investment, involving collaboration with the research community in identifying transformative outcomes that will deliver sustainable benefits to the beef and sheepmeat sectors. The involvement of nine major beef and sheepmeat processing companies in this innovative industry led collaboration is a clear demonstration of the industry’s commitment to delivering on the growth potential of our sector and adding to its already strong contribution to the rural economy.