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Cox & Ritchey have a long history within the UK agricultural market of manufacturing and supply of ear tags and animal identification products. Ritchey is now a leading distributor and supplier of a wide range of animal husbandry products in the UK, Republic of Ireland and key export markets worldwide.

Ritchey Ltd, originally known as Ritchey Tagg Ltd and Cox Agri Ltd merged into Cox & Ritchey in 2016 and since that time the product portfolio has grown considerably to meet the ever changing needs of farmers and trading customers. As part of the Antelliq group of companies, which owns Allflex, Biomark, SCR and many others, Cox & Ritchey have access to market leading products within the agricultural sector.

Cox & Ritchey now offers a range of products to span; calving, lambing and farrowing, footcare and animal health, showing and handling, electronic weighing, equine, vet and pet grooming and much more besides...
Among our many well known brands are Blue Helix and Dalesman™ cattle tags and Snapp tags, Super Sprayline, Alligator Sheep Handling Systems, Prattley Animal Handling Systems, Heiniger, Oster, Andis and Kerbl animal Clippers & Shearers and Hooftreat Plus™.

Cox & Ritchey’s main product lines include: 

Ministry approved cattle and sheep ear tags (fully approved by DEFRA - Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and other livestock marking and identification products; animal healthcare, weighing and hygiene products; animal grooming and showing aids; livestock foot care and handling equipment.

As a long-established manufacturer and supplier of premium quality livestock products to agricultural retailers for onward sale to farmers, Ritchey is a strong brand within the farming and veterinary communities. 


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1 Greencroft Industrial Park, Stanley
County Durham

Tel 0845 600 80 81
Fax 01765 689851

Company Registration Number: 07330611
V.A.T Number: 997310879
Place of Registration: England & Wales