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Favourable weather conditions have resulted in accelerated grass growth in recent weeks. Laura McConnell, Ruminant Nutritionist with Fane Valley feeds, explains, “As grass growth reaches its seasonal peak, now is the perfect opportunity to maximise milk from grass.” In a bid to help optimise grass utilisation, Fane Valley Feeds publishes a Grass Monitor, which can…

Growing a forage crop for the winter can be a great way of producing valuable low cost forage whilst also reducing pressure on housing and slurry storage. Early sown crops can also be used to fill any grazing gaps in late summer. In terms of summer sown forage crops the options are either brassica crops…

Sulphur is an essential plant nutrient for the growth and development of crops. Sulphur can be considered as the second most important nutrient after nitrogen. In the past, crop sulphur requirements have been met through deposition of sulphur dioxide emissions from industrial processes and the burning of coal. The implementation of environmental regulations in recent…

Fane Valley Stores are holding a ‘Spring Dosing Open Week’ from Monday 17th May 2021 to Saturday 22nd May 2021, offering great value on all veterinary medicinal products and giving expert qualified advice on the best worming programmes for your livestock throughout the grazing season. Fane Valley Stores invite all farmers to take advantage of…

Magniva silage inoculants will help grass to ensile during difficult harvest conditions. After a cold and dry April hampering grass growth May has started with continued cold weather but also rain. Whilst this rain is welcome to increase growth it makes for difficult harvest conditions.  Grass quality at cutting is key to producing high quality…

ABP has announced that it has reached agreement in principle with Fane Valley Co-op to acquire the remaining 50% holding in its red meat business, subject to approval by the relevant regulatory and competition authorities. The transaction includes Linden Foods in Northern Ireland and Slaney Foods and Irish Country Meats businesses in the Republic of…

With the grazing season getting underway across the country, Dr David Johnston, Ruminant Nutritionist with Fane Valley Feeds, explains how Fane Valley Feeds’ Top Graze Dairy Nuts are formulated to complement grass and maximise cow performance this spring. David remarked, “Spring grass has a dry matter content between 15 to 20 percent, so cows often…

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster are delighted to announce Fane Valley as the new sponsor of the Beef and Sheep Stock Judging competitions for 2021. Fane Valley Co-operative Society is a progressive agricultural and food processing business with locations across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and Belgium. The sponsorship between Fane Valley and…

Grassland weeds need to be controlled to ensure the long term productivity of grasslands. Weeds compete with grass for space, light, nutrients and water, limiting the yield in the field. Weeds also have a lower feed value and reduce livestock performance, some weeds are toxic to livestock and can cause health problems and even death….

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