What's going on at Fane Valley
Is Growing Grain an option on my Farm?
10th March 2022
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…
Tackling Efficiency From The Ground Up.
6th March 2022
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…
Maximising Profit by Optimising Milk Solids.
24th February 2022
New payment structures are being introduced in Northern Ireland which will offer enhanced payments for milk with higher fat and protein. Optimising compositional quality will be a vital tactic to supporting margins whilst the dairy industry is currently facing unprecedented challenges with input costs continuing to rise dramatically. Due to this increasing financial pressure, it…
Plan your spring cropping now.
23rd February 2022
As March approaches, with the promise of spring, it is time to start planning spring cropping options for the year ahead. With elevated fertiliser and feed costs this season, it is important to evaluate spring cropping options and ensure you are making the appropriate decisions for your farm. Spring cereals are very versatile and provide…
Target Feeding Challenges To Maximise Rumen Function & Digestive Health.
2nd February 2022
Tackling the issues that commonly disrupt rumen function are vital to maximise production from forage, digestive health and margins this season. Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s Regional Business Manager Mike Burns believes the key to this will be targeting problems with the most cost-effective solution. On a Northern Ireland farm this week, during a yeast workshop Mike…
Calciprill Making Every £ of Nitrogen Count.
20th January 2022
With the price of Nitrogen fertiliser at record levels it has never been more important to correct soil pH to ensure maximum uptake of fertiliser both from a financial and environmental perspective. Soil pH is often an afterthought, when it should be the first parameter considered when looking at soil fertility. Having soils at optimum…
Getting Ready for the Lambing Season Ahead.
6th January 2022
As the lambing season is approaching on many farms across the country, Dr David Johnston, Ruminant Nutritionist at Fane Valley Feeds, looks at the key nutritional areas to consider. In the 6-8 weeks pre-lambing, it is important to maintain an increasing plane of nutrition to meet the energy requirements of the ewe due to increasing…
Fane Valley Open New Store in Armagh.
9th December 2021
Fane Valley has officially opened a new purpose-built agri-store on its existing Alexander Road site in the heart of Armagh City. The modern 2,500 sq ft retail space offers an expansive range of agricultural, animal health, companion animal and garden products. Patrick Savage, Chairman of Fane Valley Co-operative Society commented, “It is a great pleasure…
Fane Valley Support Air Ambulance NI.
27th November 2021
Fane Valley Cooperative Society has donated £20,000 to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland as part of ongoing support to a charity which provides lifesaving medical services in rural areas across the province. The charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for Northern Ireland. The…