Kepak Group host flagship events at the International Congress of Meat Science & Technology
Kepak is set to host two of the flagship events taking place as part of the 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology being held in Cork this week (13th-17th August).
In addition to a robust programme on thought provoking topics of global interest, over 400 delegates can look forward to an array of informative events and technical tours such as the Kepak sponsored visit to Teagasc Moorpark (where they will sample grass fed Irish beef from Kepak Cork), and a technical tour of Kepak Cork, Kepak’s flagship site where delegates will be shown best practice in meat processing covering topics from animal welfare to slow cooking of meats.
Kepak Scoops 6 Awards at Prestigious World Steak Challenge
Kepak has scooped a whopping five awards at this year’s prestigious World Steak Challenge. Flying the flag for Ireland, Kepak beat off stiff competition not only from Ireland but from large beef-producing countries such as Japan and Brazil to take home gold, silver and bronze accolades across a number of different categories.
Kepak was the only Irish company to achieve three gold medals, one silver and two bronze at the competition; in addition, Kepak picked up awards in both grass and grain-fed categories.
Irish Angus Producer Group celebrates milestone achievement
The Irish Angus Producer Group is celebrating a 20-year collaboration this month with Tesco Ireland, the “leading retailer for Certified Irish Angus Beef since 1997”
The partnership was marked at an event in Dublin last Thursday (June 22), where a group of farmers from around the country were also honoured for their “commitment and dedication to the production of Certified Irish Angus Beef since the brand was developed”, according to the producer group.
RUSTLERS Partners with FAI in Flaming Hot New Deal
RUSTLERS, the number one brand in Europe for proper flame grilled burgers that are quick to prepare, has today announced a deal with the FAI which will see the brand become an Official Sponsor of the Republic of Ireland team.
In addition to becoming an Official Sponsor of the Irish Soccer Team, RUSTLERS, owned by Kepak, will also be the new title sponsor of the Colleges and Universities Competitions to be re-launched in September 2017.
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80 YEARS OF TORMENT. HISTORY. WASN’T IT TERRIBLE?
Thank heavens you’re alive now and don’t have to experience the horrors of the past. Unlike your forebears who had to suffer through terrible things like conscription, food rationing and dial up the internet. Fortunately, today we are blessed with wonderful things that make our lives absolutely brilliant. Like Rustlers Burgers. It’s time we reminded ourselves that we live in a day and age where a delicious flame – grilled burger takes just 90 seconds to cook… and not in an era when children were forced to shovel coal.
Kepak Heart Heroes
Nathan Davies, 28, survived against all odds when he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed while working at food supplier Kepak, in Kirkham.
He owes his life to two fellow employees and his quick-thinking boss. Andrejs Bespalovs, 33, and Georgijs Kadakovs, 27, performed CPR on Nathan for more than 20 minutes before paramedics arrived.
MEAT TECHNOLOGY IRELAND LAUNCHED
Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research, and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched last week by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD.
Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is a new industry-led initiative with significant funding from Enterprise Ireland that will create a ‘one-stop shop’ for meat processing research and technology. The launch took place at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, last Thursday.
Five schools selected to rear calves as part of Irish Angus competition
Five schools have been selected by the agri-industry to rear calves as part of the national Certified Irish Angus Beef schools competition. Run by the Irish Angus Producer Group, in conjunction with ABP Ireland and the Kepak Group, the next phase of the competition is set to get underway in September 2017.
Five schools from across the country will take part in the competition, which will run up until March 2019. The finalists were chosen from a shortlist of 34 groups who recently presented project ideas to a panel of judges at an exhibition in Croke Park.
Over 50 Years of Meat Craft and Still Leading The Way
In December of 1941, Noel Keating, the founder of Kepak Group, was born in Kilrush, Co-Clare. His mother and father, Mary and Sonny Keating, owned a family butcher and at the tender age of 15, Noel left school to learn his trade in the Henry Street shop.
Noel was passionate and full of promise, moving swiftly from an apprenticeship in Limerick to the Anderson Butcher’s of Glasnevin and then onto FX Buckley’s on Chatham Street in Dublin. In 1964, Noel married Marie O’Byrne. They opened their own butcher shop on Dublin’s Francis Street in 1966.
Kepak’s John Horgan Honoured With UCD Alumni Award
Mr. John Horgan is the 2016 UCD Alumni Award winner in Agricultural Science
At the 2016 UCD Alumni Awards, held on 11th November, Mr. John Horgan was selected as the recipient of the 2016 UCD Alumni Award for Agricultural Science. John Horgan is a leader in meat excellence who as MD of the Kepak group has been responsible for driving diversification and growth of the group from a traditional meat processing business into a consumer focused food producer.