Dawn Meats acquires Cornish abattoir

Irish supplier Dawn Meats has agreed a deal with the Jasper family to take over the Jasper beef abattoir and boning facility in Treburley, Cornwall.

David Jasper said: “We’ve known and done business with Dawn Meats for many years. We are pleased that Dawn has decided to invest in Cornwall and we are confident they will continue our tradition of providing great service to both our farmers and our customers.”

This is the latest step in the progress of a company that is now a €1bn turnover business. Dawn Meats, which has six primary processing facilities in the UK, was established as a family business in 1980. It has a portfolio of all beef and lamb cuts and employs 2,700 people.

CEO Niall Browne said: “Dawn Meats is pleased that the Jasper family and staff will remain with the business, which is well invested and operates to the highest standards. The reputation and demand for high-quality West Country beef is growing, both within Britain and indeed across Europe. We look forward to continuing to work with farmers in Cornwall and across the south west to promote this excellent product to both new and existing customers”.

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