About Us

Founded in 1988 by Dr Norman Ritchie, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Animal Husbandry Specialising in Ruminant Nutrition

Our Story

We are a British family manufacturing business based in Clydebank, Scotland specialising in the production of single entity, sustained release trace element and vitamin ruminant boluses.

Our product was conceived and eventually crafted as a result of a decade of research and development by the late Dr Norman Ritchie and his colleagues at the University of Glasgow during the 1980’s. Dr Ritchie was a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Animal Husbandry and specialised in ruminant nutrition He believed the ruminant bolus could make a positive impact on the lives of farmers and cattle worldwide.

He started our manufacturing business in 1988 and to this day we have sold almost 35 million boluses globally from New Zealand to Canada, the Azores to Finland and everywhere in between. Our boluses are pressed into a single entity before being coated in a rigid skin which erodes from one end resulting in a steady surface area and dissolution rate. The boluses optimise growth rates in young cattle, ease calvings, help grow strong healthy calves, reduce the calving spread and optimise general condition in cattle. Active components include copper, cobalt, selenium, manganese, zinc, iodine, and vitamins A, D3 and E.

Mission Statement

To improve the health and productivity of livestock, thereby increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of farming systems. Rumbol Products Ltd aims to positively impact the international agricultural industry through quality British manufacturing.

Our Managerial Team

Glen Dove

General Manager

Carrie Hutchison

Quality Manager

Douglas Bell

R&D Manager

Cattle is your livelihood. Nutrition is our passion.

Commerical Partner

We are privileged to work with the Denis Brinicombe Group who market and supply all our products globally: