Colum Smyth


Name: Colum Smyth
Location: Ards Peninsula
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 13,000.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 21/12/2009 01/03/2010
Telephone: 02891820748


To develop Farm Relief Services, an existing rural business, by modernising its equipment enabling the business to expand and to increase its existing customer base. The project involves the purchase of a cow scanner, a cattle weighing and freeze marking service (for the identification of animals) and will operate in the Ards Peninsula.


The business has been providing a scanning service for 10 years, and has established and expanded its customer base during this time. The applicant is also trained in the Dutch method of hoof trimming, and will provide this service as and when required by his customers.


Purchase of a modern and efficient scanner, a mobile weighing crush and freeze branding irons.