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Fane Valley Extend Armagh Show Sponsorship.

21st May 2024

Fane Valley is excited to extend their Headline Sponsorship to Armagh County Agricultural Show for a further three years. The sponsorship reinforces Fane Valley’s close relationships in the rural and local community and especially within the agricultural sector. Armagh County Show is one of the oldest and standout dates in the County calendar and has…

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In 2017, Fane Valley engaged in a charity partnership to support the Mulanje Mission Hospital (MMH) in rural southern Malawi. The aim of the partnership was to support the people of this disadvantaged area, to deliver sustainable improvements to their lives through initiatives focussed on health, education and the adoption of sustainable farming practices. Since…

Fane Valley Co-operative has confirmed that it has completed an investment in Ready Egg Products Ltd creating a joint venture with Lough Erne Investments Ltd, owned by Charles Crawford, founder and Managing Director of Ready Egg Products.  In establishing this new joint venture Fane Valley has acquired the interests of the exiting shareholders Greenfield Foods…

Fane Valley has announced their new ‘HAPPY HEARTS’ Group charity partnership for 2024 and 2025, supporting the work of two well-known charities, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke and the Irish Heart Foundation. Speaking at the launch, Fane Valley – Group Chief Executive, Trevor Lockhart MBE remarked, “We are thrilled to launch ‘Happy Hearts’ and…

The constant wet weather since last autumn caused some fields to be damaged. To maximise productivity these fields should be repaired to prevent a loss in productivity or weeds encroaching in the open areas. Paddocks should be assessed now to decide what action should take place to bring the field back to full production. Fane…

It has been a challenging spring for everyone, with the wet weather making it difficult to complete field work and get animals out to grass. This has led to increased volumes of slurry and depleted silage stocks. Cereal wholecrop could be considered allowing a later drilling date than cereals for combining and providing good yields…

Making Quality Silage

11th April 2024

Grass maturity has the largest impact on the feeding value of grass silage. Heading date and cutting date are the two factors which most influence grass maturity. As the grass starts to bulk up and yield increases, quality declines as the grass naturally begins to produce stems and heads. These are less digestible than leaf….

Maize On The Comeback.

5th March 2024

Maize areas in Northern Ireland have been increasing over the last number of years with mild weather and improved genetics seeing improved crop yields and quality. Selecting genetics that will suit your farm is the first step in growing a successful crop. With Northern Ireland being a marginal area for growing maize it is vital…

Fane Valley Co-op will partner with the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust in delivering, possibly, one of the most significant agricultural events taking place on the island of Ireland this year. Belfast will host the 2024 Nuffield Farming Conference over three days between Tuesday 19 November and Thursday 21 November. The event, which will include presentations…

Fane Valley, one of Ireland’s leading agricultural cooperatives, brought the curtain down on their hugely successful Daffodil & Daisy Cancer Charity partnership after 18 months of action-packed fundraising and cancer awareness across its group of companies. A staggering £234,000 total was raised and will be equally split between, Cancer Fund for Children, Marie Curie and…

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