SAFE HAVEN
FOR NEW IDEAS_

In an incubator environment, our research teams are empowered to test and develop new science, accelerate iteration and create value.

OUR PROGRAMMES

RP1: GENOMIC PREDICTIONS_

The objective of RP 1 is to investigate accurate genetic evaluations for meat quality and detailed meat cut yields.

RP2: MEAT TENDERNESS_

Will aim to reduce the inherent variability in tenderness outcomes in conjunction with RP1.

RP3: MEAT SAFETY / BIOBURDEN / SHELF-LIFE EXTENSION_

Directly addresses meeting the needs of new market access, addressing risk and extending shelf-life.

RP4: MEAT CHARACTERISATION TECHNOLOGIES_

Investigates the use of novel analysis techniques to determine meat characteristics through the industry processing chain.

RP5: MEAT AND HEALTH_

Red meat offers known health benefits for vulnerable groups in society such as the elderly (sarcopenia) and contains one of the highest concentration of nutrients of any of the food groups. These health benefits in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle will be validated in RP5.

RP6: BIOMARKERS FOR IRISH GRASS-FED BEEF/SHEEP_

Seeks to validate the scientific basis for our grass-fed story. In addition, the final pillar aims to explore the market potential for new products and ingredients, such as meat-derived bio-actives and micro-nutrient valorisation.

OUR PARTNERS