Ballon Meats, the Co Carlow-based meat processor, recorded healthy growth in sales for its 2018 financial year. Accounts filed with the companies office (CRO) show that Ballon Meats recorded sales of €36.3m for 2018, which was up 9% on the previous year.

Ballon generates just under 50% of its sales here in Ireland (€17.9m) while the remainder of sales come from export customers (€18.4m).