Case Studies

Power and comfort that get the job done Fay Mockford started keeping ponies from an early age. Growing up in Northamptonshire, she became involved in dressage and show jumping and eventually competed at county level. Now the Head Groom at stables based in Leicestershire, Fay cares for se...

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As well as having run a 200-acre sheep and arable farm for the last 13 years, Norman Walker has been a cattle foot trimmer for 30 years, working as part of a team of two. While most of this work is in Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria, it also takes them as far south as London. They deal with ar...

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“Flexibility is the key.” Ross Wilson has carried on a family tradition by running the farm in Northumberland that his father started farming in 1952. They have 1600 ewes and use a Prattley Mobile Yard for any kind of sheep handling – mainly weighing the lambs.   They bo...

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Robert Neill farms with his wife Jac, at Upper Nisbet, near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders.They have a beef herd of around 300 Limousin-cross and have found that weighing their cattle at weaning and finishing keeps the business productive.Weaning weights are a vital indicator of the success of the...

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Matthew Blyth of Didling Farm in West Sussex knows firsthand how using technology has driven his business forward. One of the first farmers to really embrace EID, he has proved that collecting and using data can improve decision-making and profitability."About five years ago we started with EID...

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Have a look and see what our customers think about our Super sprayline...  ...

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Ritchey Super Sprayline, Spray Marker
 
Melvin keeps a flock of 450 Mule ewes at Thorpe Farm in North Yorkshire.  Breeding females are put to the Texel tup, with lambs either sold as stores or finished, depending on market conditions.  Having tried Footrite on around a dozen sheep that were suffering from scald, Melvin comment...

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 “I noticed a marked improvement within three or four days of finishing a course of Footrite on a trial group of 20 lambs suffering from scald.  The treatment was so successful that I followed up by applying the gel to the other 20 sheep in the pen.  The second batch included a ...

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 Jimmy Bell is known as the ‘Lamb Man', having built up an excellent reputation for selling meat direct to customers countrywide, and at local farmers’ markets. He has been using Ritchey’s RD2000 tags for several years at East Wingates, Northumberland.  The 300 ...

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The story of ColRoy shepherds’ crooks……ColRoy crooks have long been established as a firm favourite with our customers, so we thought we’d tell you a little bit about how they were developed:In the early 1990s, two farming brothers decided to set up a new business, to suppl...

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Limousin cattle breeder, Steven Priestley has enjoyed a string of show successes with his Brontemoor herd, based in West Yorkshire. As well as taking the male breed championship at the Great Yorkshire in 2005, he also beat off stiff competition to take the junior male breed champion at the Show in 2...

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Robin Wilson has been preparing livestock for the show and sale ring for more than a decade, and believes that Ritchey’s showing products are second to none. Based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, Robin worked as a stockman for three prestigious Limousin herds, before he became self-emplo...

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