MTI - Meat Technology Ireland

Dr John Colreavy
Tel: +353 1 805 9916
Sustainable Food

Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is an industry-led initiative that will build a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheepmeat processing in Ireland. The Centre is a ‘one-stop shop’ for meat processing research and technology, serving as a hub to co-ordinate all beef and sheepmeat processing research needs.

MTI is hosted by Teagasc at its Ashtown Food Research Facility in Dublin with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin City University (DCU), University College Cork (UCC) and the Irish Cattle Breeders Federation (ICBF) involved as research providers. The companies behind the initiative are ABP Ireland, Ashbourne Meat Processors, Dawn Meats Group, Dunbia (Ireland), Hilton Foods Ireland, Irish Country Meats, Kepak Group, Liffey Meats, and Slaney Foods International.

The programme is delivered through 6 strategic research pillars which have been defined by the commercial requirements of the MTI member companies.

Research Areas

  • Genomic predictions

  • Meat tenderness management

  • Meat safety and shelf life extension

  • Meat characterisation technologies

  • Meat and health

  • Future market opportunities

Research performed by:

  • Teagasc

  • Dublin Institute of Technology

  • University College Cork

  • Irish Cattle Breeders Federation