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Meat Sector

Vision for the Irish Meat Sector

Maximising the value returned from the marketplace by making Irish meat the preferred choice of the world’s best customers through the delivery of verifiable selling points and consistently excellent quality.


Meat and Livestock Review and Outlook 2022/2023

The meat and livestock sector represents the second largest category within Ireland's food and drink exports. During 2022, Irish meat and livestock exports grew by 15% to reach a value of over €4 billion.

This robust performance reflects increase in output levels and average prices for sheep and sheepmeat.

Throughout the year, rising production costs associated with feed, fertilizer and energy inputs presented significant challenges for the intensive pig and poultry enterprises, as well as the grass-fed cattle and sheep farming systems.