About us

Located on the outskirts of Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, Universal Meat Company are a specialist food storage and distribution operation, providing our clients throughout the foodservice with chilled, frozen, ambient and non-food goods. By working closely with our partners in processing, manufacturing and packing, Universal Meat Company are able to offer a wide selection of high quality, competitively priced products serving both North and South of Ireland as well as further afield such as the mainland UK and Europe.

We are an independent, family owned business with almost 40 years in operation. 

Through these years we have experienced growth in our storage facilities, employees, product range and nationwide customer base. This is what has led to UMC being accredited Meat Supplier of the Year NI 2018 and Supplier of the Year NI 2019. 

Where possible, we endeavour to support our local suppliers and producers. However, our several multi-global industry partners ensure we are able to enhance our product offering, retain our competitive edge and provide premium quality products every time.

With our own branded fleet of distribution vehicles, we are able to provide transport for chilled, frozen and ambient goods. This enables our logistics department to service our clients – day 1 for day 2.

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Stock Up on BBQ Meat for the Start of Summer BBQ Season

Barbecue season is upon us but are you ready to meet the BBQ meat rush? As Summer commences, we’re checking the long-range weather forecast and planning seasonal get togethers’ of family and friends in the back garden. It’s time to stock up on the BBQ Meat essentials in preparation for better weather and increased demand in the coming weeks. Don’t be caught out with insufficient stocks.

The Best of Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food Industry at 151st Balmoral Show

Despite being small, Northern Ireland punches above its weight in many ways.  It’s agri-food industry is no different.  The annual success of Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural showcase, The Balmoral Show, saw the event extended from three to four days in recent years.  This year, organisers took pride in announcing record attendance of over 120,000 visitors … Continued

UMC Win Supplier of the Year Award for a Second Time

The 4th Food Awards Northern Ireland took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Tuesday 26th March. UMC had been shortlisted for Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row and we’re delighted to say that we’ll be holding onto it for another year! UMC Sales Rep, Eric Rosborough was on … Continued