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.

Latest Blogs

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It’s Time to Talk Turkey – Christmas Turkey Orders Have Started!

With only 8 weeks until Christmas day, it’s time to talk turkey! Have you placed your Christmas Turkey order yet? Over three quarters of the UK population plan to tuck into a Christmas turkey dinner. But is there enough turkey to go around? That’s the question at the forefront of our minds as supply and demand issues take their toll.

Beef Wellington Recipe

Potatoes are the fourth largest food crop in the world following rice, wheat, and maize but historically in Ireland they have played a firm favourite in family dinners. The potato is a complete meal. By itself, the potato contains all the fibre, nutrients and carbohydrates to make it nutritionally sustaining, hence why it was a staple for 8 million Irish in the 1800’s. UMC stock the Peka Kroef range of potato accompaniments – eat a different potato dish every day.

What Are You Cooking Up on National Cooking Day?

The 25th September is National Cooking Day, an idea ‘cooked up’ by US kitchen supplies company, Potsandpans.com to celebrate and remind us of the joys of home cooking.

Challenge yourself to get into the kitchen and cook a tasty meal for yourself, your family or some friends. Eat better for less and not just on National Cooking Day.