Fane Valley submits plans for oat mill in response to plant-based demand

Fane Valley submits plans for oat mill in response to plant-based demand

Agri-food business Fane Valley has submitted plans to build a new oat mill in Craigavon, Co Armagh.

The company’s White’s Speedicook business currently produces oat products at another¬† mill in Tandragee.

Fane Valley said the new investment had been motivated by “a growing demand for sustainable plant-based foods”.

The company said the development would be worth £165m to the local economy.

Fane Valley has owned White’s since 1990 and said it was Ireland’s largest oat miller and breakfast cereal producer.

The new facility, to be built on a 13-acre site on the Mandeville Road, will allow the firm to increase capacity and develop new products.