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DEFRA have now opened applications for the latest round of grants to help farmers invest in new equipment.The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) - Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme is now open, with grants available of between £3,000 and £12,000 to put t...

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AVOID PENALTIES WITH ACCURATE WEIGHINGAHDB lamb carcase data (2015) shows that over 43% of finished lambs sold in GB failed to achieve target market specification. Of these, around two thirds were too fat, and a good proportion were overweight. The situation is often compounded by lambs being kep...

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COMPETITION NOW CLOSED We are currently working through the huge number of entries, shortlisted entries should be announced Oct/Nov 2016, with a winner being announced before year end.Keep an eye on for more updates.Ambitious young farmers and their senior counterparts are...

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From January 1st 2016 all lambs presented for slaughter before 12 months of age at a UK abattoir, privately or through a mart must be identified with either a single electronic slaughter tag (EID) or full EID (one electronic tag and a matching non electronic tag) rather than a non-EID visual tag. ...

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Ritchey™ are very pleased to announce the arrival of the NEW ERS Handheld EID Reader from Tru-Test®. Designed to eliminate the hassle of reading and recording livestock tags manually, Electronic Identification (EID) ear tags can be easily logged by simply waving the reader ...

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Ritchey™ was once again exhibiting at AgriScot this year and very exciting it was, as we had a brand new product to show off.As ever AgriScot proved to be an incredibly popular event, with a wide array of exhibitors showing off their latest and greatest products, and a hugely enthusiastic...

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Ritchey™ are delighted to announce the arrival of our new range of premium cattle tags, the Blue Helix.The NEW Blue Helix cattle tag range has been developed with farmers in mind and offers a number of key features designed to provide maximum retention, therefore minimising losses. ...

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Ritchey™ are very proud to introduce the NEW Tru-Test™ XRP2 EID Panel Reader. In the past few years there has been a sharp rise in the use of both; Panel Readers (such as the Tru-Test XRP) and Stick / Wand EID Readers (Tru-Test XRS Stick Reader), in managing flocks and herds.  ...

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Calf Jackets are the latest fantastic addition to our Newborn Essentials range. Available in both Standard and Premium these high quality products assist calf health during the vulnerable early days of their lives.Designed to reduce the risk of illness being brought on by sudden cold weather, the...

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Ritchey™ are proud to introduce another fantastic time saving innovation from Tru-Test, the Data Link App.   Tru-Test Data Link is a FREE application for use on your Android Smartphone, which allows you to easily download data stored on your Tru-Test Bluetooth® enabled EID Reader or...

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2012 was a tough year for the Great Yorkshire Show due to the wettest summer on record. For 2013 the organisers were taking no chances and spent an extra £500,000 on ‘weather-proofing’ the site, however the weather could not have been more different to that of last year, with wonde...

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This month Ritchey™ headed across the border to bonnie Scotland for The Royal Highland Show- 20th – 23rd June 2013 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. We found ourselves in fine company with the likes of HRH The Princess Royal and Judy Murray (Andy’s Mum) in attendance. ...

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We are very pleased to introduce our NEW Equine, Vet and Pet Grooming range.This range includes animal clippers from leading manufacturers, Oster™, Andis® and Hauptner, as well as the high quality equine grooming range from Oster™.Alongside the popular, well-established clippers, lik...

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Ritchey™ are pleased to announce the arrival of the newest electronic weigh head in the Tru-Test® range, The EziWeigh7.The EziWeigh7 is based on the popular EziWeigh6, launched back in 2011,  it has all the features and benefits of the EziWeigh6 with the addit...

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  *Offer applies to Snapp taggs® only (EID & Visual) on orders placed before 4pm, Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays....

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