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Are you experiencing hard to read ear tags?

News 16th August 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

You are not alone! Lots of farmers face this problem, especially those farming pigs in an outside setting. Challenging environments can make individual animal identification particularly difficult at times, with numbers often being misread and incorrectly recorded, resulting in increased cost to the farmer through additional administration and staff hours. In 2020, our sister company […]


County Tyrone sheep & cattle farmer gives thumbs up to Countryside Services EID ear tags

News 8th July 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

Ronnie Boyd, who farms sheep and suckler cows in Drumquin County Tyrone, relies on Countryside Services for all his ear tag needs.  The Boyd family has farmed on lands stretching between Omagh and Drumquin for almost fifty years with Ronnie currently stocking 260 breeding ewes – mainly Suffolk Texel Cross – and 25 AI suckler […]


Waringstown Quad Calves receive ear tags from Countryside Services

News 2nd June 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

Rare Aberdeen Angus Quad calves born on the farm of John and Jo-Anne Dobson outside Waringstown have received their Caisley Electronic Identification tags thanks to Countryside Services Limited. The three bull calves and one heifer – Angus, Brody, Cooper and Daisy – are now sporting their unique Electronic Identification (EID) tags specially lasered with their […]


Agri-Food Co-Operation Scheme offers £30,500 for Farmers & Foodies

News 19th May 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

The Agri-Food Co-operation Scheme offers farmers and food producers the opportunity of developing a new project idea in collaboration with others in their supply chain. £30,500 of support along with 50 days Facilitation is available under the scheme to help progress the project as well as enriching each group member’s skill set. Support measures include […]


Pomeroy Suckler Farmer Praises Electronic Tag for Performance Tracking Feature

News 16th April 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

Declan Rafferty manages a suckler herd near Pomeroy, County Tyrone in partnership with brother-in-law Aidan Quinn. The farm comprises of 100 Simmental-cross, Limousine-cross, Stabiliser and Aberdeen Angus cows and currently hosts 56 hectares which is split into 5 land blocks with variant soil types. The herd has expanded from 30 suckler cows to 100 over […]


Sixth Generation Hill Farmer Values Benefits of Countryside Services Sheep EID Tags

News 4th March 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

Rachel Houston farms sheep and suckler cows, in partnership with her father Francie, on the family farm near Rostrevor in Co. Down. The farm has been managed by the family for over three centuries and currently comprises 70 acres of farmland. The 30 suckler cows and 300 breeding ewes are also grazed on common hill […]


Clandeboye Estate Dairy Herd Looks to the Future with DNA Testing

News 19th February 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

Clandeboye Estate has a long tradition in dairy farming, with a dairy herd on the estate for over 170 years. Whilst more widely known for the production of its famous yoghurt, the Estate is also at the forefront in using the latest technologies to ensure it attains the highest standards of cow welfare, animal health […]


Leading Ayrshire Farmer Stresses the Importance of Cattle Identification

News 4th February 2021 | By: Shannon Grogan

Accurate and consistent dairy cow identification has become so important nowadays to assist with many decisions regarding feeding rates, breeding data, disease management, calving dates etc., which all need detailed performance recording and analysis. Accurate records and animal identification are vital to ensure that the constant work load such as calving, weaning, implementing health protocols, […]


NI Farmers Saving In Excess of £150,000 for Replacement Tags

News 14th December 2020 | By: Shannon Grogan

According to official DAERA statistics there has been a reduction of 20% for cattle replacement tags from 2016 to 2020. The figures for the number of replacement tags each year are: 2016  – 219,816 2017  – 214,724 2018  – 193,895 2019  – 191,349 2020  – 176,900 circa ( 171,403 up to 5th December) From 2016 […]


Countryside Services To Partner With Two Local Charities

News 11th December 2020 | By: Shannon Grogan

“Keep abreast of all your events in 2021 while supporting two very worthy charities” – that is the advice from Countryside Services who have produced a very attractive calendar, depicting rural life and scenery in Northern Ireland, to support Air Ambulance NI and Charis Cancer Care. Ian McNiece, Managing Director of Countryside Services explains “These […]