Understanding hoof issues and why cows become lame is essential when keeping your herd healthy and maximising production. Listen in below and let Johan answer your common hoof questions.
Why Hoof Trim Cows
Even a small injury to a cow’s hoof will mean she alters her gait to protect the injured area. This changes her gait leading to further hoof changes and the potential for long term damage. Listen in to find out about these changes and how they’re impacting your bottom line.
Good equipment is key when maintaining hoof health in your herd. Find out which tools should only be used by experts and how we can help you maintain your hoof tools.
How to Trim a Cow’s Hoof
When trimming a cow’s hoof you want to think about three things: same length, same height, same bearing surface. Let us talk you through the five-step Dutch method to help you achieve these goals.
We Talk Front Feet
Lame cows with sore front feet are easy to identify but they are hard to treat safely in the shed without health and safety risks to either you or the cow. Let us show you how we expertly treat injured front feet in our WOPA cattle crush.
Why use Wooden Blocks
Wooden blocks are an important tool when treating lame cows as they elevate the weight off the injured claw to promote healing. Listen in to find out why we prefer wooden blocks and how to fit them correctly.
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We had The Hoofman in for the first time and were amazed how great a job he does and the cows love it, so relaxed. We will be getting him back again
On behalf of my parents Shaun and Vanessa Dempsey. We were really impressed with the set up. Johan provided a very clean, tidy, professional service and was happy to take the time to explain each process,the cows weren't stressed at all. Many Thanks
Still in awe of this mornings visit from Johan and his set up. What a fantastic, easy, no drama way to do cows feet. Super fast and knowledgeable. Love Love Love ... will be using The Hoofman again
Thanks a lot Johan. I was very impressed with ur machine and the job that was done. Cows were not stressed at all. Will see u again for sure.
Genuinely cannot believe how amazing Johan is - first time observing Johan at work and can not rate him enough.
I am really nosy and ask a million questions anyway, so it was great to be able to have a chat while he was working.
Cows were calm and well looked after.
Definitely the top man for the job!
Today Johan gave my Scottish Highlander Morag a second chance at life. She had an infection brewing and had been lame for some time. I am absolutely thrilled with Johan's service, professionalism and calm and quiet manner. He was so patient with Morag as she was very hesitant about going into the crush, but he gave her the time she needed to settle and walk in.
Excellent. Highly recommended, cows calm and done in no time
Awesome day with hoofman highly recommend will be getting him back 10/10
Johan is the best I've ever seen when it comes to lame cows.
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