Agri Food

Dawn Meats and Dunbia sign agreement to minimise carcase waste

Dawn Meats and Dunbia sign agreement to minimise carcase waste

Agri-food tech company Elemental has signed its first licensing agreement with food processors Dawn Meats and Dunbia for its protein...

February 3, 2022

What does the future hold for NI agri-food graduates?

What does the future hold for NI agri-food graduates?

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots told students at CAFRE’s annual agri-food careers event that the sector needs to retain...

March 8, 2020

Pioneering traceability technology up for top award

Pioneering traceability technology up for top award

Pioneering traceability technology which helps millions of consumers know that their food is genuine from farm to fork has been...

November 6, 2018

Mash Direct strikes Waitrose deal on 14th birthday

Mash Direct strikes Waitrose deal on 14th birthday

Comber-based farm, Mash Direct, has landed a new deal to supply one of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains with its...

April 11, 2018

Milk and bakery job losses at Armagh firm Linwoods

Milk and bakery job losses at Armagh firm Linwoods

Around 90 jobs are to go across the milk and bakery divisions of Armagh-based food firm Linwoods. The company began...

April 10, 2018

£700,000 cooked vegetable processing site opens in Co. Down

£700,000 cooked vegetable processing site opens in Co. Down

Fresh foods producer Willowbrook Foods has invested £700,000 (€794,000) in developing a state-of-the-art production facility in Newtownards, Co. Down, with...

January 31, 2018

‘Agri-food: Ignore consumer data at your peril’ – industry analyst warns

‘Agri-food: Ignore consumer data at your peril’ – industry analyst warns

Just five key points form the basis of consumer food buying decisions, Mintel’s Brian O’Connor told an audience of Northern...

January 31, 2018

IFEX to bring world’s best butchers to the test in Belfast

IFEX to bring world’s best butchers to the test in Belfast

IFEX – Northern Ireland’s food-service trade expo – is expected to host an extra 500 people from 12 countries next...

December 3, 2017

‘Fifth-quarter’ products among pork exports off to China

‘Fifth-quarter’ products among pork exports off to China

Two pork processors in Northern Ireland are among a select few in the UK given the green light to ship...

November 24, 2017

Artisan food sector given £88,000 research boost

Artisan food sector given £88,000 research boost

Northern Ireland’s artisan food sector has been given a £88,000 (€99,138) boost from Invest NI funding to help increase the...

November 2, 2017

‘Automation could solve the agri-food industry’s labour shortage problems’

‘Automation could solve the agri-food industry’s labour shortage problems’

Robots that pick fruit, weeds, and even go out into the field and feed the cows could become a common...

October 26, 2017

Former Dunbia boss sets up agri-food consultancy firm

Former Dunbia boss sets up agri-food consultancy firm

A meat industry, heavy-weight who once directed one of the island’s largest meat firms, has ventured out on his own...

October 16, 2017

‘Slow Food’ festival celebrates return with two local product launches

‘Slow Food’ festival celebrates return with two local product launches

A festival celebrating the best of the north west’s home-grown produce will return to the ‘maiden city’ next weekend. Northern...

October 1, 2017

Brexit: More important for UK to get special food deal with Spain than Ireland

Brexit: More important for UK to get special food deal with Spain than Ireland

The UK would be better off securing a special trade deal on food with Spain than with Ireland, according to...

July 18, 2017

Discussions underway to find a single agri-food Brexit strategy for Northern Ireland

Discussions underway to find a single agri-food Brexit strategy for Northern Ireland

According to Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) Chairman Declan Billington, discussions are ongoing between his organisation and the...

April 30, 2017

US and China drive value of EU agri-food exports to record high in 2016

US and China drive value of EU agri-food exports to record high in 2016

The annual value of EU agri-food exports in 2016 reached a new record level with total exports reaching €130.7 billion,...

February 24, 2017

Funding applications for food projects in the North available from tomorrow

Funding applications for food projects in the North available from tomorrow

Applications for funding for projects aimed at raising the profile of quality regional food in the North will be accepted...

January 19, 2017

‘A soft Brexit will be incredibly difficult to achieve’

‘A soft Brexit will be incredibly difficult to achieve’

A soft Brexit will be incredibly difficult to achieve, economist Jim Power told a meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee...

December 18, 2016