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An Alternative View on Lameness

It is still a widely held view that cows hooves can get bruised by standing on a stone and that the hoof can get sole penetration from sharp stones. These are the most common reasons given when I [...]

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Heat stress & Lameness

Temperatures have been very high over the summer months and people are enjoying their summer holidays with long days at the beach, water skiing and swimming. At home we turn on the air [...]

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As i was thinking…

As I was thinking of what to write this month my wife reminded me that our mission statement says, “Supporting farmers to be the best they can be”, and then she asked “what does that mean right [...]

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What causes thin solves

Are thin soles a result of too much wear or a lack of growth? This may seem a strange question. Is it not the same thing? If the wear and the growth is out of balance you will either have hooves [...]

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Experience proves cost-effective

I have had a conversation with a farmer about trimming cow’s feet.  He was managing a farm and his contract stated that he was required to have a minimum number of staff members. Because of that, [...]

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Pay attention to cow behaviour

We are well into Winter now. If the weather stays as it is, it’s going to be a breeze. We made silage on our small holding only a month ago and there is already plenty of grass regrowth in the [...]

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