We provide a comprehensive service to the farmers of Ballymena, and we love working alongside such hard workers and helping care for their dairy cows, beef cows and sheep.
Our aim is to work in partnership with our farm clients, using our knowledge of disease prevention to optimise stock health and to maximise the efficiency of your business. Disease prevention can only have a positive impact on your farm, and your profitability, by encouraging increased performance, and lowering medicine costs.
Our local knowledge has been acquired over many years, and we put in the effort to know our clients and their businesses so that we can tailor our advice for every unique farm. We pursue an informed, whole-farm approach in all of our decision making.
Our services include:
Always available for inevitable emergency care
Competitively priced medicines
Advice on strategic use of vaccines and parasite treatments to avoid disease
Herd fertility work
Herd/flock health planning
Mastitis/high cell count investigation and advice
Lameness investigation and advice on control
Advice on calf management and youngstock rearing
Continuing education for farmers through organised farmer’s meetings, Milk-sure courses and antibiotic usage reviews
We want to highlight an amazing charity who do important work helping farmers who are struggling with their work or home life.
Rural Support was formed as a charity in 2002. At that time, the foot and mouth epidemic was having a severe impact on farmers and on the rural community as a whole. There was evidence of distress within the rural community and the need for a support service was identified.
The organisation offers a listening and signposting helpline for farmers and rural families. Callers are of all ages and backgrounds and come from every part of Northern Ireland. They can also provide face to face support, help you source information and advice about a wide range of issues.
Everyone’s circumstances are different. Rural Support take time to listen carefully to your concerns and needs and work with you to find the best way ahead.
Rural Support volunteers understand the challenges and issues facing farmers and rural dwellers. They have experience in helping individuals deal with various issues and providing support in making difficult decisions.
For more information please visit the Rural Support website, or
call the helpline on 0845 606 7607.