With its headquarters located in Armagh City (Northern Ireland) the farmer owned Co-operative is now one of Ireland’s most progressive agri-food businesses, with interests in red meats, porridge oats and breakfast cereal, feed compounding, agricultural supplies and renewable energy, operating across Europe.
Fane Valley Co-operative was formed in 1903, and over 100 years later still remains 100% farmer owned by 1800 shareholders. The feed mill produces 160,00 tonnes of which is approximately 55 per cent ruminant, 30 per cent poultry feed and 15 per cent pig feed.
A number of contractors were approached by Fane Valley to lead the mill building project and eventually whittled down to two, of which Ottevanger of Holland was finally selected based on the impressiveness of the plants they had built, their approach and the fact that they were specialists in feed projects. On-site for 13 months, the project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.