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With calving underway on many NI farms and the subsequent breeding season just around the corner Fane Valley Stores have a fantastic offer that will appeal to all herdkeepers.  Simply order your new Allflex BVD cattle tags and avail of a Springtime Essentials Kit, which will come in useful throughout the farming year. Throughout the…

In the midst of a challenging winter for dairy farmers, Fane Valley Feeds’ Platinum Pro has helped to improve feed efficiency and has enhanced cow health on many farms across the country. The Platinum Pro range has been specifically designed using the latest research and feeding technology to complement a wide range of forages and…

Spring Seed for 2021.

23rd February 2021

With the increased demand for spring seed and the difficulties, sourcing seed from Great Britain following Brexit, it is vitally important that growers order seed in good time ensuring availability and variety choice. Through the production of local Northern Ireland seed and forward planning, Fane Valley have both the volume and choice of cereal varieties…

Correcting pH with Calciprill.

23rd February 2021

Conditioning soil by applying lime to correct soil pH is perhaps the single most important step that can take place on any farm. This is because lime and its constituent parts have an impact on a wide range of soil properties that affect production and nutrient efficiency. In order to determine if soil needs lime…

Feeding yeast and rumen conditioners to cattle can improve rumen health and improve feed efficiency on your farm. With increasing feed costs this winter it is very important to get the most from your feed and lift performance in animals. The Lallemand animal nutrition range carried by Fane Valley Stores contain Levucell SC yeast which…

For ewes that are lambing in March or April: During the last 6 – 8 weeks of pregnancy, ewes need to be on a rising plane of nutrition to compensate for the rapid increase in lamb growth, significant reduction in dry matter intake (DMI) and to help to prevent against metabolic disorders, such as twin…

Farmers in the Ballymena and surrounding areas can now avail of a new tag printing service at Connon General Merchants, recently acquired by Fane Valley. Customers are guaranteed a quick turnaround when ordering tags instore following the installation of a modern tag printing laser which lasers tags with a bold, easy to read print. The…

Fane Valley and Francis Connon have confirmed that the Co-op’s agricultural retail business, Fane Valley Stores has acquired Connon General Merchants based near Ballymena, effective from 16th November 2020. Established in 1991, Connon General Merchants is a prominent retailer of animal feed, fertiliser, farm requisites and hardware products serving a wide catchment area in County…

With calving season underway on many farms in Northern Ireland, Dr David Johnston, Ruminant Nutritionist at Fane Valley Feeds, discusses some management tips to enhance calf health and performance during the most critical stages. Colostrum post-calvingIt is vitally important that calves receive 3 litres of high quality colostrum within 4-6 hours of birth either through…

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