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Antrim Agricultural Society and Fane Valley have announced they’ve agreed a substantial sponsorship deal whereby Fane Valley will be the show’s first Principal sponsor for Livestock (Dairy, Beef and Sheep) at Randox Antrim Show in 2022. Randox Antrim Show will take place this year on Saturday 23rd July at Shanes Castle, Antrim. The Show is…

Even with the increased cost of fertiliser and fuel, silage will still be the cheapest way of feeding animals this winter. With record prices also being seen for cereals, concentrate prices will be much higher than we are used to paying, with this in mind it is more important than ever to focus on the…

Fane Valley is delighted to continue its longstanding partnership as headline sponsor to Armagh County Agricultural Show on its 175th Anniversary. The annual family show and country festival will return on Saturday the 11th of June 2022 in the beautiful surroundings of Gosford Forest Park, close to the village of Markethill. Speaking at the show…

Coming into the spring you may be thinking of reseeding. High quality reseeds can carry more stock, increase animal performance, regrow faster, use nitrogen fertiliser more efficiently and grow more grass throughout the year. Old permanent pasture is up to 25% less responsive to nutrients including nitrogen, than a perennial ryegrass dominated sward, which is…

As the cost of milk and meat production has increased dramatically in recent times, it has become ever more important to get the most from our home grown forages this spring. Given the weather conditions we encountered in early March, it has been difficult to get cattle turned out to grass. Conditions have improved in…

These are unprecedented times with global grain market prices hitting extraordinary heights. This makes it more important than ever to maximise production from grazed grass. Dr David Johnston, Ruminant Nutritionist with Fane Valley Feeds, discusses spring feeding strategies to maximise grass utilisation and milk production from grazing systems.  David begins, “Over the past few weeks,…

Cereals are grown widely Northern Ireland with different land types and areas capable of cereal production. While your farm may not have the setup for combining and storing grain, to feed in the traditional sense, if you are currently making grass silage, then you can produce whole-crop silage from cereals for feeding to cattle. As…

With the recent Russian invasion and war in Ukraine, the knock-on effects and ramifications for local agriculture are now being manifested through supply issues and price increases for fertiliser and grain. While farmers have little control over the price of inputs for global commodities, they can take back some control and look at their own…

The financial pressures facing farmers this year will be exceptional with feed, fertiliser, and fuel costs at record highs. Fane Valley Feeds and Agronomy & Forage teams will be working together to develop solutions to help farms remain profitable. The aim will be to do the simple things well and focus on being efficient in…

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