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Animal wear business is poised for even greater global expansion

  Animal wear specialist AniMac is already generating significant global growth after taking part in the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Innovation Clinic, and receiving Growth Mentoring support from Boost. Founder Nathan Thorowgood, who came to the North West from New Zealand in 2016, is well on his way to achieving international success, having secured sales in Africa, Switzerland, Germany, France, Ireland and Australia. Lancashire-based AniMac designs and supplies functional and cost-effective animal wear, ranging from calf coats to horse rugs. Nathan is also working with one of the UK’s leading agricultural suppliers, Carrs Billington, to create and develop their own brand of...

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Should canvas rugs make a comeback?

Canvas canvas vs synthetic horse rug NZ Canvas turnout rug

Should canvas rugs make a comeback?

There was once a time, when the only option for your horse was a New Zealand Canvas horse rug. However, the market is now dominated by synthetic products and the use of natural materials, such as canvas appears to be on the brink of extinction. Yet, when you need a product that's weather-resistant, outdoor-ready, and tough as hell...a canvas horse rug should be amongst the top contenders. Years of approval from satisfied customers have earned this natural wonder, a place in the market. At AniMac, we specialise in animal wear and believe customers should have a choice, including canvas. With 20...

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With the Wedding of the year fast approaching, the UK's cows are ready for the festivities!

calf Jacket Royal Wedding

With the Wedding of the year fast approaching, the UK's cows are ready for the festivities!

WITH royal wedding fever gripping not just the nation, but the world, everyone wants to join in the celebrations – including cows! And five-week-old, pedigree Holstein, Dainty is determined to join the celebrations and help the young couple commemorate their special day. Wearing a customized calf jacket, designed by animal-wear experts AniMac, Dainty will be holding her own Royal Wedding ‘field’ party surrounded by her calf friends and family. And as the bells ring at Windsor Castle, the five-week-old calf is destined to stand out from the crowd and be prepared for the unpredictable weather, wearing her one-of-a-kind waterproof jacket. ...

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7 of the biggest farms in the world

7 of the biggest farms in the world

|| Animak Animal Wear || The UK certainly has some world-class farms operating on its shores, but when it comes to size, how do we measure up? The average size of a UK holding is 81ha, which is significantly higher than much of the rest of Europe, including countries such as France and Germany, according to statistics gathered by the EU. Defra statistics also show if you take holdings with less than 20ha out of the equation, the average holding size in the UK rises to 142ha. But the news that China has begun work on the construction of a 100,000-cow dairy unit to...

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NFU delight after Lake District gains world heritage status

Farming Sheep

NFU delight after Lake District gains world heritage status

|| Animak Animal Wear ||  Farm leaders have welcomed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (Unesco) decision to award world heritage status to the Lake District, saying it will help create farming jobs and boost the local economy.Each year, about 18 million people visit the area each year, spending about £1.2bn. Upland hill farming plays a special role in the Lake District National Park, located in Cumbria’s valleys and fells. The sheep and beef farming industries are a core part of the economy and have helped shape the landscape for more than 1,000 years. Farming practices reflect how farmers have always worked...

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