Established in 1998, Countryside Services has been a long standing integral part of the local agri/rural community.
“I would be surprised if there are many farmers who have not been in contact with us at some time or other,” believes Ian McNiece, Managing Director. “We always strive to provide the farmer with the exact support and guidance they need when they contact us,” he explains. Nowhere is this more evident than with Countryside Livestock ID, their tag provision service.
“Buying a tag is not as simple as you may think,” explains Ian. “As we all know not every animal follows the same journey through the supply chain and hence many variables need to be managed to ensure full compliance is achieved. Countryside is in a unique position that we have had years of experience of dealing with a large range of issues and have therefore developed effective solutions supported by expert advice.”
Lynsay Alcorn, who manages the Livestock ID provision highlights the list of factors they see as a priority. “Understanding that every customer has their own set of circumstances is key in providing an effective solution. We therefore ensure the customer is made aware of the options available to them and what solution will work best. Underlying this of course is a competitive price and prompt delivery,” emphasises Lynsay.
Countryside Livestock ID has been a leading supplier of high quality ear tags over the past 15 years and over that time they have cemented a solid supply base of only the best quality tags. “Tag retention is always a top priority and we therefore only work with suppliers who can prove their tags are up to the mark and who are constantly looking to improve their technical offering,” explains Ian. “For example our Caisley™ ear tags are German engineered and manufactured at one of Europe’s most technically advanced and automated tag facilities. All design and manufacturing is conducted in-house with over 40 world-wide patents in force.”
Ian further explains that: “Caisley™ are technologically superior because they only use high quality raw materials, state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture and laser mark providing excellent retention at over 99%, readability and utmost reliability in the field.”
Through direct sales and partnerships with agricultural merchants and veterinary practices, Countryside Livestock ID offers the widest distribution network in NI and Ian explains the company commitment to provide customers with unequalled levels of advice, service and after sales support.
Countryside is a wholly owned commercially independent subsidiary of the Ulster Farmers’ Union. For more details on Countryside Livestock ID and the Caisley™ Tag range including BVD test tags call; 028 8778 9770, visit www.countrysideservices.com or call in to 97 Moy Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, BT71 7DX.