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Sial – An Outstanding Success

Hundreds of buyers and food service personnel from around the world visited our busy stand at the renowned Sial food expo. The theme this year focused on ABP’s sixty years in business as well as the premium products we supply to retailers, food service companies and leading restaurants across Europe and further afield. Supporting our […]


Minister for European Affairs, Mr Pascal Donohue T D visits ABP stand at Tavola

TAVOLA is the most successful trade event for the food sector in the Benelux and neighbouring countries, showcasing fresh food and delicatessen from high quality products from market leaders to exclusive,gourmet products handcrafted by artisan manufacturers. The show took place in Kortrijk for 16th to 18th March.

Michael Cleary (Hereford Association Ireland); Finbarr McDonnell (CEO ABP Ireland); Minister Richard Bruton (Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation); Gregoire Kaufman (Commercial Director Carrefour) and Liam MacHale (Manager Bord Bia Milan).

ABP beef agrees Irish Hereford prime deal with Carrefour Italia

ABP Food Group has agreed an exclusive deal with Carrefour Italia to supply its Irish Hereford prime beef range of products. The deal will see ABP provide beef to more than 160 Carrefour stores, following a trail period earlier this year in 40 stores. The deal was announced today at a signing ceremony in Carrefour’s […]


ABP Presents £100,000 to Belfast City Hospital for Kidney Research

6th March:  A cheque for £100,000 was presented to the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund in the Renal Unit of Belfast City Hospital by the ABP Food Group yesterday. This follows a Charity Gala Ball held in November, organised by ABP in Northern Ireland, after the manager at the ABP Lurgan plant, Seamus Kenny received […]


Irish Hereford Prime Ambassador

John Hayes former Munster, Ireland & Lions Rugby player is now ABP – Irish Hereford Prime Ambassador. John who is a Hereford farmer for many years in now working closely with ABP & Pallas Foods to promote Irish Hereford Prime throughout Ireland visiting many restaurants around the country. Pictured with Ross Lewis from the Michelin […]


ABP and Irish Hereford prime sponsor Masterchef Italia

ABP Food Group’s Irish Hereford Prime Beef range has been announced as the official beef sponsor of Masterchef Italia. The series of 24 episodes is being aired over 12 weeks on Sky Uno. All beef used in the series will be Irish Hereford Prime, including a special beef focused episode that aired on 26 December. Commenting […]


ABP Expands in Poland With Acquisition of Second Production Site

ABP Food Group has expanded its operations in Poland with the acquisition of a second production facility in Klosowice, Western Poland. The facility, acquired from Italian food group Ferrarini, will increase ABP’s production capacity in Poland to over 100,000 animals per year. ABP entered Poland in 2011 through the acquisition of a plant in Pniewy, […]


ABP supplies beef to research-hunger students

ABP Beef is to supply Dundalk Institute of Technology culinary arts students with beef for use in training to work in the hospitality sector. ABP said the sponsorship agreement has already commenced and will last for the academic year. The idea first came about when Michael McNamara, lecturer in culinary arts, approached ABP with a […]


ABP Wins Dublin Chamber Sustainable Business Challenge 2013

29th November 2013: ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies, has won the corporate category of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Business Challenge 2013. The award was presented last night to the CEO of ABP Renewables division Robert Behan, after a Dragon’s Den style ‘pitch off’ to a panel of […]

ABP charity dinner, Armagh City Hotel

ABP Charity Gala Ball raises £40,000 for Kidney Research

Belfast City Hospital Praised for ‘Extraordinary Care’ Over 600 people attended and supported a Charity Gala Ball at the Armagh City Hotel on Friday 15th November, where over £40,000 was raised in aid of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund.The event was organised by the ABP Food Group after the plant manager at ABP Lurgan, […]


ABP Wins Inaugural Business Referral Award From Bord Bia

15th November: ABP Food Group has scooped a special award at the bi-annual Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards 2013 which took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham last night. ABP was presented with the inaugural ‘Business Referral Award’ by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D, in recognition of […]

ABP Anuga Stand (1)

ABP Makes its Presence Felt at World’s Biggest Food Trade Fair

Launches Dorset Crown Premium Lamb Range 7th October 2013: ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies, has taken its biggest stand ever at the world’s largest food trade fair – ANUGA – which is running in Cologne, Germany from 5th to 9th October. ABP’s 255 square metre stand will showcase ABP’s […]

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Irish Quality Food Awards 2013

Success for ABP Bandon at the inaugural Irish Quality Food Awards. ABP Bandon fought off tough competition to win the IQFA for the best beef steak at the recent awards with their Irish Angus Fillet supplied to Tesco Ireland stores. – See more at:

Mr Don O Brien(General Manager ABP Nenagh), Mr Eoin Ryan(Sales & Marketing Manager ABP Ireland) Mrs Sheila Ryan, British Ambassador to Ireland Mr Dominick Chilcott


Irish Hereford Prime enjoyed by all THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR’S SUMMER PARTY 2013. Some 1300 guests enjoyed a wonderful selection of Irish Food at the recent event held in the salubrious surroundings of Glencairn in south county Dublin.


Another good year for ABP Food Group with the Great Taste Awards

The results of this year’s awards were announced last week and what a great result of ABP Food Group as this year we have secured 13 Awards across our business. All of the products selected are produced to ABP Ultra Tender patented process and sold through retail and foodservice throughout the British Isles.


ABP Food Group announces sale of Silvercrest facility to Kepak

Thu 18/04/13 The ABP Food Group has taken the strategic decision to exit the frozen burger sector in Ireland and as a consequence we have sold the Silvercrest facility at Ballybay, Co Monaghan to Kepak Group, subject to Competition Authority approval. This sale involves the transfer of the 122 staff currently employed at Silvercrest. Throughout […]


Dr. Temple Grandin Ph.D officially opens state-of-the-art lairage at ABP Clones

Sat 06/04/13 On Saturday 4th of April, world renowned animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin Ph.D, officially approved and opened the new state-of-the-art lairage facility at ABP Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. Dr Grandin was joined by Miriam Parker, Director of Livestock-wise (UK). Links: To learn more about Dr Temple Grandin Ph.D click here:


Statement – ABP Food Group 15 03 13

ABP Food Group response to the Statement and Report by the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food on the Equine DNA & Mislabelling of Processed Beef Investigation “ABP Food Group is bitterly disappointed by Minister Coveney’s statement to Dáil Eireann yesterday (14th March 2013) and certain references to the company in the report published by […]



Statement ABP Ireland 04 03 13 ABP Ireland welcomes the findings of Greencore plc’s investigation into the test result on their bolognaise product of two weeks ago. Greencore’s investigation has cleared ABP Nenagh as the source of any contamination ( ABP’s own investigation included an extensive testing programme for all raw materials used in the […]


President Higgins enjoys Irish Hereford Prime Beef in Paris

President Higgins enjoyed the best of Irish produce at a lunch during his official visit to France hosted by the Irish Ambassador Mr Paul Kavanagh at the Cercle de l’Union Iteralliee on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honore. The highlight of the lunch was the Hereford Prime from ABP Ireland which is distributed in France by Jean Denaux […]


Statement – ABP Food Group

26th January 2013 The ABP Food Group welcomes the statement from Minister Coveney this afternoon about the equine DNA issue. This confirms our initial view that this contamination originates from third party continental supply. Throughout this incident the company has worked closely with all the Authorities involved and our customers. Paul Finnerty, Group Chief Executive, […]


Statement – Silvercrest Foods

Press Statement Wednesday, 16th January 2013 ABP FOOD GROUP TO INTRODUCE NEW TESTING REGIME, INCLUDING DNA TESTING, FOR ALL MEAT PRODUCTS FOLLOWING FSAI FINDINGS ABP takes this matter extremely seriously and apologises for the understandable concern this issue has caused. ABP Food Group companies have never knowingly bought, handled or supplied equine meat products and […]



ABP achieved a major success by winning the water management category at last nights Sustainable Leaders Awards at a prestigious ceremony in London. The award which was given in recognition of the work ABP have carried out on water recycling and efficiency at its Sturminster Newton plant in Dorset beat some stiff competition from a […]

Pictured at the event with Eamon Gilmore TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, and Tony Keohane, Chief Executive, Tesco Ireland were Diarmuid O'Sullivan, MD, Irish Yogurts and Paul Finnerty, CEO, ABP Food Group.

ABP Ireland wins Tesco Export Award 2012.

Irish Yogurts, from Clonakilty in West Cork, and ABP Food Group, from Ardee, Louth, have won the first ever Tesco SME Exporter Award and Large Exporter Award respectively, it was announced today at a special lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate the growth of Irish food exports to Tesco internationally. An independent report […]

Calves in the classroom

Calves in the classroom – winning schools will start to rear Angus calves

  Five lucky schools were awarded their Angus Calves Prize at the National Ploughing Championships, in association with ABP Food Group. The five winning schools, which were chosen from over 60 schools nationwide, will now rear the calves to slaughter as part of their Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science curriculum. The aim of the  competition is […]

ABP UK long serving general manager retires

ABP UK long serving general manager retires

After many years of loyal service, one of the longest serving members of the ABP UK family has hung up his whites for the last time. David Wood has been with ABP for over 30 years and served in various roles, most recently being General Manager of ABP York. David’s expertise and knowledge has been […]

Ellesmere re-design gets expert approval

Ellesmere re-design gets expert approval

On 9th July, ABP Ellesmere was visited by one of the world’s leading authorities on Animal Welfare issues, Dr. Temple Grandin. The lairage and abattoir facilities at ABP Ellesmere have been designed with Dr. Grandin’s principles and teachings at the forefront of the build to ensure ABP retain our leading status on welfare issues.

VIA launches in ABP Perth

VIA launches in ABP Perth

On 18th August ABP Perth became the first abattoir in Great Britain to start grading cattle using the Visual Image Analysis (VIA) technology that has been familiar in our Irish facilities for many years now. When ABP has introduced this technology in other plants, the entire industry has changed together. However in Perth the company […]



Work is now well underway on Olleco’s Anaerobic Digestion plant in Liverpool. Construction began in February and is expected to be completed at the end of the year. August was a busy month with the completion of the two storey control building and the arrival of all of the plant’s major equipment. This included the […]

Showcasing excellence – ABP Doncaster celebrates prestigious award shortlisting!

Showcasing excellence – ABP Doncaster celebrates prestigious award shortlisting!

Our ABP Doncaster team has reached the final of the prestigious Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards, in the category of Meat And Poultry Manufacturing Company 2014. Run by Food Manufacturer Magazine, the recognised voice of the industry, the awards are accredited as being the ‘Oscars’ of the food-manufacturing sector. Demonstrating our Doncaster team’s commitment to quality […]

The Chefs Irish Beef Club pays a visit to ABP Plant in Bandon

The Chefs Irish Beef Club pays a visit to ABP Plant in Bandon

Fifteen of the Europe’s most prominent chefs visited the ABP Plant in Bandon recently, as part of the Chefs Irish Beef club. The club is a Bord Biá initiative that unites Michelin star and well renowned chefs who promote or use Irish beef in high-end restaurants in Europe and further afield. The primary focus of […]

Celebrating Sixty Years at SIAL

Celebrating Sixty Years at SIAL

The ABP team will be out in force at the bi-annual SIAL trade show later this month. Held from 19 to 23 October in Paris with 6,000 exhibitors and an expected 150,000 high profile visitors, the show is one of the world’s major agri-food events. Visitors will include representatives from all of the top leading […]