ABP is looking to relocate its Newry abattoir, clearing the way for Parma Investments to build a new enterprise centre, social housing and supermarket on its existing site.
Dawn Meats of Ireland has acquired West Devon Meats, the Okehampton-based beef and lamb abattoir.
Morrisons is to invest £21m in the expansion of its Colne abattoir in Lancashire, as part of a £200m investment in food manufacturing by 2013.
Vion is expected to create up to 50 jobs at its Welsh Country Foods abattoir on Anglesey, in order to transfer meat packing from its site in Cheshire.
Dumfries & Galloway Food Co-operative has secured a £1.3m Scottish Government grant to build a new abattoir and meat processing plant at Craignair, near Dalbeattie.
Dawn Meats has acquired the Duerden Lindal Moor beef abattoir in Ulverston, Cumbria.
Anglo Beef Processors has won planning permission from Shropshire Council to double the size of its abattoir in Hordley to 48,000 sq ft.
Ensors is planning to set up a new £6.5m meat processing plant and abattoir in Cinderford by the end of the year, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
Anglo Beef Processors is seeking permission from Shropshire Council to double the size of its abattoir at Hordley, near Ellesmere.
NPD Services has unveiled plans to develop an enlarged halal meat production facility at the Simply Halal abattoir near Banham in Norfolk, which could create up to 300 jobs.
C&K Group is investing £5m in a new 40,000 sq ft abattoir and meat cutting plant at Eye in Suffolk by September 2010.
Anglo Beef Processors has acquired an abattoir in Guildford from Chitty Food Group.
Falkirk Council is in discussions with Campbells Prime Meat about plans to set up a meat processing operation at a former abattoir in Whitecross, with the relocation of more than 300 jobs from Broxburn.
Gwynedd Council and CLB Coopers have announced the sale out of administration of the Cig Cibyn abattoir in Caernarfon to Sher Foods of Ireland, and the site will return to full production over the next few weeks.
Linden Foods has acquired W&K Holdings, the operator of abattoirs in North Tyneside and Gateshead, for undisclosed terms, securing the future of 60 jobs.
Dunbia of Ireland is to acquire the Kepak Group abattoir and meat packing site at Walton Summit near Preston, while Kepak will take over Dunbia's abattoir in Kilbeggan near Galway.
South Holland District Council has approved plans from Woodhead Bros to double the size of its abattoir at Pinchbeck, near Spalding, with the creation of 300 jobs.
C&K Meats has won planning permission to build a £3m abattoir at the Mid Suffolk Business Park in Eye, with the creation of 30 jobs.
HIE Caithness & Sutherland is to help fund plans by new company Caithness Beef & Lamb to build a £2.3m abattoir in Keiss, near Wick.
Morrisons is planning to expand its recently-acquired abattoir in Turriff, which is expected to involve an increase in the 200-strong workforce.
Morrisons is planning to acquire Kepak Buchan, the Turriff-based abattoir with 200 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Northern Counties Meat is to close its abattoir in Sunderland, and has applied for planning permission to build executive housing on the site.
Glanbia has sold its pork butchery and abattoir operations in Tipton and West Bromwich to Flagship Foods for £8m, while its smaller abattoir in Gainsborough will be closed.
Dungannon Meats has awarded a £1.8m contract to Thyssen to extend its abattoir at Llanybyther in south Wales.
Midland Meat Packers is to shed 100 jobs at its abattoir near Rugby next month, and other staff are expected to be relocated to other sites.
Scotch Premier Meat is to invest £1m in the reopening of Dornoch abattoir, with the creation of 50 jobs.
St Merryn Meat is to set up a £21m abattoir and meat processing plant at Merthyr Tydfil, creating 660 jobs.