Dawn Meats is the supplier of choice to a range of leading supermarket, foodservice and restaurant businesses, exporting to more than 50 countries. As a family-owned business Dawn Meats remains true to its farming heritage through the close relationships it has forged with over 15,000 Irish farmers from whom it directly sources grass-fed cattle and lamb for processing at its 10 Irish sites.
Dawn Meats was established in Co. Waterford, Ireland in 1980, and has grown to a business with over €2bn in annual revenue, employing over 7,000 staff in twelve countries. In May 2017 Dawn Meats agreed on a strategic partnership with Dunbia to establish a joint venture in the United Kingdom comprising the UK operations of both organisations, with a total of 12 UK sites. The combined businesses in the UK and Ireland process approximately 1 million cattle and 3 million sheep annually.
The company works with some of the world’s leading food companies who are attracted by a commitment to sustainability and quality. Over the last 2 years, Dawn Meats has won numerous awards, including the Green Awards’ 2019 Sustainability Team of the Year, the Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards for Diversity and Inclusion, The World Steak Challenge Awards, Great Taste Awards, Lean Business Ireland Awards and the McDonald’s Scale for Good Awards. For further information, visit www.dawnmeats.com