Dairy farmers John and Craig Barkley farm 175 acres at Slaght Road, Ballymena. In recent years, there has been a substantial investment in Lely robotics with two A4 milking robots; three Cosmix concentrate feeders, each with a backing gate; a Juno silage pusher; and a Discovery slat scraper all in action at the farm.

Cows are housed all year round in well-ventilated sheds with slotted roofs and wire-mesh side and end walls.