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Fane Valley Today

Based in Moira, Northern Ireland, Fane Valley Co-operative Society is a progressive agricultural and food processing business with interests in red meat processing, (beef, lamb and edible offals) the production of beef dripping, fully integrated duck production & processing, porridge oats & breakfast cereal, animal feed manufacturing, agricultural supplies and the provision of agronomy and forage services.

The Group operates from 34 locations based across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and Belgium.

Formed in 1903 Fane Valley remains 100% farmer owned. The business, which employs almost 3,000 people, continues to develop through a strategy of organic growth and targeted acquisitions.

When It All Started

Fane Valley Co-operative Society was formed in 1903 by a group of forward thinking farmers in Counties Monaghan and Armagh. The name of the Co-op was derived from the River Fane whose banks touched upon both counties and the valley through which its peaceful waters flowed.

The business was founded on the co-operative principle that farmers by acting together can achieve greater things than by acting alone. In its formative year the Society purchased 80,441 gallons of milk from members producing 26,813lbs of butter.

Much has progressed in farming and food during the intervening years. A lot has also changed in Fane Valley itself. What remains constant however is the commitment and resolve of the Co-op Board and members to enhance the lives of all those connected with the Society including farmer suppliers, employees and the customers and communities we serve.

Meet the Board

Fane Valley Board Photo
Back row (L-R) George Clarke, George Blackwood, John Beggs, Uel Morton, Graham Galbraith, Willam Anderson, Seamus Murray, Paul Grant & Kenneth Loughrin
Front row (L-R) Trevor Lockhart (Chief Executive), Patrick Savage (Chairman), John Best (Vice Chairman) & Oonagh Chesney (Company Secretary)