The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has criticised the founder and current chair of Finnebrogue Denis Lynn for comments he reportedly made urging UK international trade secretary Liz Truss to strike a tariff-free trade deal with New Zealand.

Downpatrick-based Finnebrogue originally made its name selling venison from Lynn’s Estate, but has since broadened out into gourmet sausages, wagyu burgers and in 2019 opened a new £3m facility to supply vegetarian and vegan products.