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  • IN a 'Coals to Newcastle' sce­nario, a small Northern Ireland company has started selling herbal products to China.

    Botanica International from Warrenooint in Co Down man­ufactures skin products for animals using natural and non-toidc ingredients such as plants and herbs.

    The company, which employs just eight people, has just signed a 10-year deal potentially worth billions of pounds.

    The deal was clinched after a three-month trial of the company products at a veterinary testing centre achieved a 90% success rate.

    Growing

    "It's got to be worth billions. You've got the biggest market in the world and the fastest growing industry. The potential is lim­itless because we haven't even got going in England and Ireland yet. I feel good about it but the hard work keeps you very much connected," explained managing director Sean Cooney.

    So how does such a small Co Down company end up selling herbal products to China?

    According to Mr Cooney Botanica found a niche market because of its natural ingredients whereas in China most products on the market today use ingre­dients derived from synthetic


    and chemical materials. Botanica, on the other hand, uses ingredients such as Aloe Ve­ra, Comfrey, Oil of Lavender and Tea Tree Oil in special creams with moisturising agents. t

    And he admitted it is also a matter of reverse psychology. He said: "There is reverse psy­chology really —if you go to the Eskimos with top quality snow they are the people who would appreciate it more than anybody because they know all the things you can do to it.

    "I would have always been very much into nature. I always be­lieved nature has taken care of everything, if only we took the time and effort to discover it and to check it out a bit instead of running for the quick fix chem­ical. Chemicals only treat the symptom not the cause whereas I would look at things very much from a holistic point of view; the cause of it, and to try and work with the body's oval immune sys­tem. I believe everything is con­nected.

    "My products are natural and have super qualities." The deal was clinched follow­ing a trade mission to China in

    2005.

    Said Mr Cooney: "It was a trade mission came up last November and December. An­gela Smith, junior minister, led it and it was mentioned to me so I applied and I was accepted and a vay I vent.


    "We went to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bejing.

    "I had my product in the Dublin Horse Show about 16 years ago but then you were treated very much like a witch. doctor because people had never heard of tea tree, they had never heard of aloe vera. These things were all totally foreign whereas today they even have toilet pa pers with aloe vera in them. So it is a big turn around. Possibly we were a bit ahead of our time back in the SOs but definitely in the right time now"

    Clinics

    ''The second order has already gone out. I sent out an order originally, about SOO units and they sent it out all over the coun­try because I have all of China. It's a bit like going into the National Health Service in a way because it is going into veterinary clinics all over the country."

    The firm has been assisted by Invest NI, whose trade director Alan Hingston said: "This is a good example of a small company which is achieving success from initial market research conduct­ed during one of our trade mis­sions.

    "We've also provided the com­pany with ex-pert advice and en­abled it to access the UK trade network in China for on-the-ground guidance and support."


    BY CLAIRE REGAN

    ELEVEN thousand miles across America on a motorbike in just 11 days, taking in searing desert heat, high-altitude frost, un­known roads and little sleep.

    That's what's ahead of Co Lon­donderry man Michael Taylor af­ter he became the first person from the island of Ireland to win a place in the toughest motorbike rally in the world — Iron Butt.

    The 45-year-old, currently preparing for the bum-numbing ride next August, is a community fundraiser for the Red Cross in Derry city. He is now planning to combine his passion for riding and charity work by undertaking the ride to raise funds.

    But there is one obstacle in his way. He first urgently needs to raise his registration fee of $1,650 (£872) by next month or he will lose his hard-fought place.

    "I am appealing to business people, maybe someone with an interest in biking or anyone re­ally who can help to sponsor this registration fee," he said.

    The Iron Butt Rally is held in the US every two years and is

    LESLEY-ANNE HENRY

  • My name is Paul Martin from Lurgan, Co Armagh and I have been breeding Kerry Blue Terriers for thirty five years and also judge all terriers both at championship and open show level.  I have had the great privelige to judge Kerry Blues at Crufts in 2011 and Montgomery Terrier Show in the USA 2005.  Needless to say, it is very important to me that my dogs look their very best when they enter the ring, so it was very annoying a couple of years back when one of my dogs broke the tips of his ears.  This a very difficult thing to clear up as they keep shaking their head which keeps the problem going by banging the ears of the head.  By chance I happened to meet a local man whom I have known for some time who keeps horses and he told me of this wonderful product he had been using with great success called Botanica.  Martin suggested that I should use Botanica wash and cream on the dogs ears.    I am a strong believer in Botanica products and have no problem writing this testimonial as they do exactly what it says on the label.  Try Botanica and see the fantastic results for yourself.....your animals deserve it!!!

    Paul Martin

  • As a greyhound trainer I use a lot of Botanica products. I have been training greyhounds for many years and can honestly say that Botanica Natural Herbal Skin cream is the most effective cream I have ever used. Greyhounds pick up a lot of injuries during training and racing including cuts, scratches and bites.The results have to be seen to be believed. Botanica Natural Herbal Skin cream has lessened the amount of time my dogs have to spend out of training. As it is a natural product there are no worries about prohibited substances being given to the dog.

    When racing on sand surfaces, greyhounds often suffer from what is called ‘Sand Toe’. This is where sand from the track gets lodged around the nail bed causing inflammation if not removed. If left unattended, this condition worsens causing pain, redness and swelling of the cuticle. If I have a dog that is susceptible to sand toe, I wash his feet in warm water and Botanica Wash when I get home from the track. This gently removes the sand and cleans the feet. You can see the results on your own hands after soaking the dog’s feet. 

     

    I recommend Botanica to all my friends. Seeing is believing. Once you start using Botanica, you will never use another cream again.

    Tina Mc Grane

We specialize in Human and Animal care

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    I have a Friesian mare. When I bought her, I didn’t realize she had Severe Itch. We went on holiday in the spring and when I returned two weeks late

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