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Dairy farmers have the ideal opportunity to control parasites over the winter period while cows are housed. Gut worms, lungworm, liver fluke, lice and mange mites can all have significant health, welfare and production impacts on cows while they are indoors, so it is important to understand both the challenges and treatment options available. The…

The decision made at housing for fluke treatment depends on multiple factors, but with fluke having a significant impact on growth rate and time to finishing (1) we need to ensure what we do is effective. This means using the right product, at the right time, using the correct dose and administering it in the…

Fane Valley is delighted to strengthen and further increase its support to Clogher Valley Agricultural Show now in its 102nd year and are excited to sponsor a variety of livestock categories including the Hereford National Show, Dexter Classes, Holstein Classes, Dairy Cow Championship, Overall Dairy Champion, Sheep Young Handlers, Texel Sheep Classes, Blue Texel Classes,…

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) is excited to announce that Fane Valley has upgraded its sponsorship to the platinum level. This new milestone solidifies Fane Valley’s commitment to the agricultural and rural community and highlights their dedication to fostering the growth and development of the rural youth in Northern Ireland. Through the partnership,…

Fane Valley are excited to continue as ‘Headline Sponsor’ to Armagh County Agricultural Show. 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 grown significantly over the years…

This week seen the highly anticipated opening of the new Fane Valley Store in Banbridge.  The new shop opened its doors on Monday 24th April after 10 months of renovations and building work.  The store which is located on Rathfriland Road will now offer a large and modern purpose-built retail unit with onsite parking. Specialising…

Three of the main challenges when ensiling silage include high rainfall, slurry/soil contamination and high nitrates in the grass. These challenges can lead to a poor fermentation resulting in excess dry matter losses and reduced quality, and poor preservation of nutrients. Axphast is specifically formulated for these challenging, combining a unique consortium of bacterial strains…

Reseeding grassland will bring advantages to all farmers with not only improved yields and quality of grass but also an improved response to fertiliser nitrogen. Reseeds yield 20-40% more than older pastures with much of this extra growth produced in the shoulders of the season. Silage quality also improves with perennial grasses being more nutritious…

Fertility is one of the key performance indicators (KPI) on dairy farms to ensure a constant milk supply. Dr David Johnston evaluates some of the cornerstones of a productive and fertile herd, and how the Fane Valley Feeds Dairy range is tailored to suit every system. The Pre Breeding Period, normally within the first 50-100…

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