Doherty & Gray

  • Chilled
  • Fresh
  • Background
  • Product Range
  • Customers

Doherty & Gray Limited was established in 1954 and is Northern Ireland's second oldest meat processing business. Based in Ballymena in County Antrim, the family owned and managed business operates from its very modern EC approved plant and specializes in the supply of Chilled Beef & Lamb and both Branded and "Own Label" Sausages and Burgers to National and Local supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Catering companies and the Independent retail butcher. .

Brand names include Hull's of Ballymena, Primavalley, Select and Gold Star.

Continued investment has delivered strong business growth and we currently hold BRC Grade AA, Bord Bia QAS for Beef, Red Tractor, Freedom Foods and Thank Goodness It's Pork accreditation.

A full traceability system allows high quality assurance and integrity at all times.

Chilled fresh Beef & Lamb: Boxed under the Doherty & Gray ‘Primavalley’, ‘Gold Star’ & ‘Select’ highly reputable branding.

Specialist Sausage and Burger manufacturer across all tier levels ( Good / Better / Best )
Dual species site producing Beef sausages and Pork Sausages.
Number 1 Beef sausage producer within Ireland
The home of leading NI family favourite Hull’s Veg Roll

Producing a branded range of exceptional quality products marketed under Hull’s of Ballymena and Primavalley – working closely with leading supermarkets in the development and production of specific ‘Own Label’ requirements.

For Food Service a range of quality Catering Sausages, Sausage Meat, Beef Burgers and Veg Roll.

Wholesale Retailers
Food Service
Butcher Shops
National and Local supermarkets to include Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Musgraves, Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Food Service, Pallas Foods, Co Op.

The company exports it's range of products to all regions of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe.


  • British Retail Consortium Global Standard Grade AA
  • EC9011 Approved
  • Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme Beef
  • Red Tractor
  • Freedom Foods RSPCA Monitored Welfare Scheme
  • Thank Goodness It's Pork

Awards held

  • Henderson Group Highly Commended Local Supplier of the Year 2015
  • Blas na hEireann Gold 2014
  • Blas na hEireann Silver 2014

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