McCarren is Family owned business, going back 5 generations, established by John McCarren. The original business focused on the sale of live animals to UK for slaughter in a factory in Leeds.
As the business developed, the current and original site was built in 1860 and located in Cavan for its ease of access to the railway system.
Oldest traditional pig slaughtering & bacon curing business in Ireland and the only fully integrated pork processing site in Ireland that can slaughter, cut, debone, cure, slice, and pack (bulk and consumer packs).
McCarren sources in excess of €0.5m livestock weekly-predominantly from pig farmers in the counties adjacent to the border and within a 25km radius of the site. All Farms are audited according to Bord Bia standards and fully traceability to the farm. The site slaughters 9.5% of the ROI kill.