The Dawn Meats Group was established in 1980, with its
headquarters located in Waterford, Ireland. It is one of the
largest suppliers of Irish beef, Irish pork, Irish lamb, British
beef, British pork and British lamb. It is one of
Europe's largest food processing companies and forms part of the
Queally Group, Irelands largest privately owned agri-business.
The group processes in excess of 500,000 cattle &
1,000,000 lamb per year, from which it produces 200,000 tonnes of
added value meat products, including 55,000 tonnes of consumer
packs which are delivered daily to Europe's leading retail outlets.
Working closely with our farmer suppliers through Accredited Farm
Assurance Schemes, we can ensure that we have access to a plentiful
supply of Quality Assured livestock that can be matched with the
requirements of our customers all year round.
Guaranteed product integrity begins on the farm. Dawn works in
partnership with our suppliers, as well as our customers, to ensure
that primary producers clearly understand and meet the exacting
standards demanded by modern European Consumers. A strict welfare
policy is insisted upon for animals entering the Dawn Group's
processing plants and animals supplied are procured directly from
selected farms situated close to each of the groups's processing
facilities. These farms are independently audited regularly as part
of the Group's farm assurance and welfare schemes.
The Dawn Meats Group has evolved to become a highly integrated,
production, sales, marketing and distribution operation with a
clear focus on quality meat products for some of the most
discerning customers worldwide. Dawn operates technically advanced
slaughter, de-boning, shelf-ready retail packing and cooking
facilities, strategically placed throughout Europe. A highly
skilled workforce and state of the art facilities, coupled with
rigorous in house HACCP controls, ensures that we can meet even the
most demanding specifications.
Integral to our success has been, the New Product Development team
in our value-added food operations that produce convenience,
burger, speciality and cooked foods. Our retail packing plants,
which are strategically located in Ireland, Britain and continental
Europe, produce shelf-ready retail packs for daily delivery to our
European customer base. Group Sales and Marketing offices, located
in Ireland, Britain, France, Italy, Holland, Spain and Poland
provide hands-on technical sales support to our customer base and
give timely feedback on emerging market trends.