JF McKenna are delighted to be included as exhibitors at the 24th North American Mushroom Conference. The three-day event takes place from the 21st -23rd June 2017 in Quebec City. 

The Conference will include keynote presentations from from industry experts and professionals with the latest mushroom industry information and expertise on mushroom production technology, food safety and consumer marketing. 

For more details on the conference visit: http://www.mushroomconference.org/


The Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS)

The Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) is a package of measures aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the farming sector.

The Capital Scheme has two separate tiers. The grant rate of funding for both tiers in the Scheme is 40% of eligible costs.

Tier 1 is for projects costing from £5,000 - £30,000 (eligible costs) and is primarily aimed at the purchase of off the shelf equipment and machinery.

Tier 2 is for projects costing from £30,000 - unlimited (with £250,000 maximum grant) and is primarily for construction projects and the purchase of higher value equipment linked to the needs in the farmer’s business plan.

Some items/areas will be ineligible for grant support through the Capital Scheme, such as: 
• like for like replacement or maintenance;
• consumables such as feed, fuel or spray;
• investments relating to non-agricultural animals and
• items that meet existing statutory requirements such as minimum slurry storage.


1.       Visit the DAERA website: click here

2.      A Helpline is available at 0845 026 7535

3.      Email:  tier1@countrysideservices.com or tier2@daera-ni.gov.uk

4.     Talk to your accountancy firm

Please note the closing date for Tier 1 is 19th December 2016 at 4pm. The closing date for Tier 2 is 24th February 2017 at 4pm. 

This scheme applies to customers in Northern Ireland only. Applications should be made directly to DAERA. 

Pig & Poultry Fair 2016

We enjoyed another highly successful year at the Pig & Poultry show in Stoneleigh this year. We joined forces with Fancom B.V. and Chore-Time to bring our wealth of knowledge and services to customers over the two-day show.

Hosted by NAEC Stoneleigh, the event is the UK’s only dedicated pig and poultry industry event, and attracts over 10,000 visitor over two days.

Our expert teams were on hand to offer advice on ventilation concepts, feeders & drinkers, feed transport and storage, heating & lighting and data management systems.

We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to come and see us at the show. The next show is on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 May 2018, and we hope to see you there again!