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Extension until 10th March for Tier 2

News 3rd February 2017 | By: gcdtech

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is giving farmers and growers more time to submit Tier 2 applications for the Farm Business Improvement Scheme – Capital.

Recognising that Tier 2 applications will be for larger-scale transformational projects that require some time and commitment to complete, the closing date for Tier 2 applications has been extended to 4.00pm on 10 March 2017.
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Countryside Services awarded the FBIS contract

News 4th November 2016 | By: gcdtech

Countryside Services are responsible for the delivery of a range of service contracts targeting support to rural businesses including the FBIS. FBIS is a package of measures aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the farming sector. FBIS is an important part of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 to 2020 and is being rolled out in a phased way. The first phase of the FBIS is already underway with the launch of Business Development Groups and Farm Family Key Skills, which will make advice and support available to help farmers clearly identify their needs and make the right decisions about developing their business. The FBIS Capital Scheme opened on 31 October 2016.


Are you geared up for the new BVD testing arrangements?

BVD 1st March 2016 | By: gcdtech

BVD testing became mandatory in Northern Ireland on Tuesday March 1st. Earlier this week, Farming life’s Richard Halleron called in with Countryside Services Ltd’s customer service and production manager, Ruth Potter, to find out what exactly will be required of farmers, once the new scheme goes green. Read More


BVD scourge can affect Cattle Of All Ages

BVD 8th February 2016 | By: gcdtech

Veterinary experience at Orchard Vet Centre, Armagh has highlighted how BVD can affect animals of all ages, and the practice welcomes the compulsory BVD tissue tagging which is being introduced from 1st March. Read More



2016 Farm Machinery Show, Fintona

News 20th January 2016 | By: gcdtech

Countryside Livestock ID will be attending the 2016 Farm Machinery Show in the Ecclesville Centre, Fintona on 26th, 27th & 28th January. You will find the Countryside team on stand 508 with the latest in BVD tags and information on the new compulsory phase of the NI BVD Eradication Programme which is intended to start on 1st March 2016.


New!! Management Accounting Service for small and medium-sized businesses

News 19th November 2014 | By: gcdtech

Karen Rainey has recently joined Countryside Services to offer a management accounting service to small and medium sized businesses. She has over 16 year’s experience in the Agri-Food industry, having spent 15 years with Moy Park and a further year with Monaghan Mushrooms. Karen is CIMA qualified and has extensive experience in measuring business performance. Within her skill set is detailed product and service costing, the provision of regular management accounts, supporting decision-making, budgeting, forecasting, overhead and cost reduction projects, monitoring profitability as well as establishing processes and systems. Up to now, management accounting has been a vital tool used by larger organisations but the same techniques can be applied to any business in order to achieve growth or improve the quality of information available to smaller businesses. Karen has a professional approach dedicated to developing your business potential. Contact Karen Rainey T:028 8778 9770 M:07545 929810 Karen.rainey@countrysideservicess.com