9, Moira Industrial Estate, 34 Old Kilmore Rd, Moira
Craigavon BT67 0LZ

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About Us

Our Story


The Provenance of Hannan Meats

Hannan Meats sources, produces and supplies a range of fantastic meat products. We were established in 1991 and, all these years later, we still serve our first 5 clients - as well as some of the finest restaurants, hotels and retailers in the UK and Ireland.

Peter Hannan, founder and owner of Hannan Meats, was born into a farming family and grew up on a beef and sheep farm in Co. Kildare, Ireland. He began slaughtering and selling his own meat at the tender age of 11. By the time he had turned 14, he was already becoming an experienced meat farmer, and aged 22 he was running abattoirs in America.

For a future that would be spent hand-picking the very best cuts of meat for some of the most exacting clients in the industry, apprenticeships don’t come much better.

INGRAINED IN AGRICULTURE

Coming from farming stock, Hannan Meats is still ingrained in the world of agriculture. We work with 120 farmers - most in Northern Ireland, all in Ireland - who are all tried and trusted professionals; all producing the highest quality meat we demand.

Continuing that close relationship with the farming of our products, we are also 50% stakeholders in the renowned Glenarm Shorthorn Beef scheme. 

Deeply flavourful rib, sirloin and fillet of Himalayan salt-aged Glenarm Estate beef supplied by Peter Hannan, who owns copyright in the charm of the Irish
— Fay Maschler

Our Quality & Values


QUALITY, PROVENANCE, SERVICE

These are the three guiding principles of our work. When your choose to work with Hannan Meats, you should expect the finest quality meat and provenance you’ll want to share with your customers, delivered with the highest standards of service.

QUALITY

We believe our meat really is a cut above the rest, delivering excellence in product, flavour and texture. We achieve that through:

  • Quality control standards that are second-to-none.
  • Fastidious sourcing of the finest ingredients from our trusted farmers.
  • Attention-to-detail in everything we do, not least our unique ageing processes

It is also our unerring focus on the provenance of our meat that acts as a guarantee of quality.

PROVENANCE

Provenance means putting animal welfare to the fore and supporting local farmers. We buy all our beef, lamb and pork from farmers in the UK and Ireland.

We also take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.  We always aim to:

  • Buy meat that is reared as close to our operations as possible and support local farmers and producers.
  • Support the local community through employment and skills training.
  • Reduce unnecessary food/business miles to a practical minimum.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle materials and packaging.

SERVICE

We know our clients uphold some of the highest standards of customer service in the trade when looking after their own customers, so we firmly believe they deserve the same level of service from us.

That's why we deliver the utmost care and attention to the produce we offer you. That includes:

  • Hand-picking only the perfect cuts for your requirements.
  • Next-day delivery of your orders.
  • No telesales calls, ever.

 

I didn’t use to be a big fan of Father’s Day, but if the children presented me with a great hunk of Peter Hannan’s Salt-Aged Glenarm Beef, I’m definitely prepared to reconsider.
— Tom Parker Bowles

Great Taste Achievements




Great Taste awards 2016

Peter receiving the Supreme Champion award.

 

The Golden Fork (Best Speciality Food) Award

Great Taste Awards 2013

BBC Radio 2 food correspondent Nigel Barden talks to Peter Hannan, the 2012 Supreme Champion Winner.

 

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2012

Judging, comments and awards presentation, winner Hannan Meats and Guanciale.

 

Great Taste videos from 2014

Moyallon Sugar Pit Bacon Ribs

Salt Aged Rib Chop

Salt Aged Tagliata Rib Steak

Salt Aged Rib of Beef

Salt Aged Fillet Steak

 

Great Taste videos from 2013

Salt Aged Glenarm Shorthorn Fiorentina T-Bone Steak

Salt Aged Glenarm Shorthorn Rack of Beef Rib

Salt Aged Fiorentina T-Bone Steak

Salt Aged Sirloin Steak

Salt Aged Cote de Boeuf

  • The most gloriously beautiful joint of beef we have seen in a while. The fat is amazing. - 2014 Great Taste Panel
  • We have been buying some fantastic Moyallon sweet-cured, smoked bacon chops from Hannan Meats in Northern Ireland, which were awarded a 3-star gold in the Great Taste Awards. - Mark Hix
  • Deeply flavourful rib, sirloin and fillet of Himalayan salt-aged Glenarm Estate beef supplied by Peter Hannan, who owns copyright in the charm of the Irish - Fay Maschler
  • I didn’t use to be a big fan of Father’s Day, but if the children presented me with a great hunk of Peter Hannan’s Salt-Aged Glenarm Beef, I’m definitely prepared to reconsider. - Tom Parker Bowles