The latest set of accounts to the end of September 2018 show pre-tax profits at farmer-owned Fane Valley co-op were up 29% on the previous year, to stand at £11.58m.

The Moira-headquartered business behind Fane Valley Feeds, Fane Valley Stores, Whites Speedicook, Duncrue Food Processors and Hilton Meat Products, also now holds a 50% share in Linden Foods Ltd and a 50% share in Wexford-based Slaney Foods.