LAMENESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

One day workshop

Course outline

This workshop is designed to give students an overview of issues relating to lameness management and introduce them to the 5-step trimming process according to the Dutch Method.

The workshop has both theory and practical aspects, so bring your gumboots, overalls, warm clothing, lunch and refreshments.

Certificate on full attendance.

What you will learn

  • Anatomy and function of the hoof

  • Animal management and its impact on lameness

  • Safe trimming techniques

  • 5 Step Process of hoof trimming according to the Dutch Method

5 Step Trimming Process - click to download

Costs and location

Location: On-Farm (Location to be confirmed in the week prior to the workshop)
Time: 9am – 3pm (one day only)
Free Course Textbook: “Foot Care in Cattle”
Cost: $450 + GST
Early Bird Fee: $350 + GST

Covid 19 refund policy.

In the unfortunate event, training workshops are postponed due to Covid 19 alert levels 3 or higher a full refund will be issued or funds held for a replacement date in the future.  Our workshops will be conducted following the Ministry of Health guidelines at Covid alert levels 1 and 2.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us – info@dhi.ac.nz

Please note:

  • For attendees to receive their certificate of attendance, they must attend the full duration of the workshop/courses between the hours stated.
  • Payment must be received prior to the workshop to be eligible for the Early Bird Discount.
Our guarantee

This workshop has been developed and presented over many years by DHINZ
founder, Fred Hoekstra, who is NZ’s only fully qualified Hoof Trimming
training instructor.

That’s why, we provide all of our students with a 100% ‘Satisfaction Guarantee’ that they will improve their skills immediately, saving you a small fortune with lost productivity etc.

You’ll also learn hoof trimming techniques that are guaranteed to save you time and physical stress – and of course increase your productivity with this demanding work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries on
03 662 8015.

Our terms & conditions

Full payment is required prior to the date of the workshop.

If, for any reason, the workshop is cancelled your payment will be refunded.
If, for any reason, you are unable to attend the workshop and have paid we must be notified at least 48hrs prior to the workshop date and your payment will then be refunded. If this criterion is not met then your payment will not be refunded.

Workshop dates & locations:

Events listed below highlighted green, are available for immediate booking.  For events highlighted in blue, you can register your interest now, and we will be personally in touch with you as the farm locations and dates within your region are confirmed.

To book, click the day and location of your choice and follow the prompts.

october

03oct(oct 3)9:00 AM14(oct 14)3:00 PMNorth IslandFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Bay of Plenty & Gisborne,Dannevirke,Fielding,Hawkes Bay,LOCATION North Island,Manawatu,Manawatu,Mangatawhiri,Northland,Palmerston North,Putaruru,Reporoa,Taranaki,Waikato

19oct(oct 19)9:00 AM21(oct 21)3:00 PMMid CanterburyFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

december

12dec(dec 12)9:00 AM16(dec 16)3:00 PMCanterburyFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

19dec(dec 19)9:00 AM23(dec 23)3:00 PMSouthlandFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Southland

january

09jan(jan 9)9:00 AM13(jan 13)3:00 PMCanterburyFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

february

27feb(feb 27)9:00 AM10mar(mar 10)3:00 PMNorth Island 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Bay of Plenty & Gisborne,Dannevirke,Fielding,Hawkes Bay,LOCATION North Island,Manawatu,Manawatu,Mangatawhiri,Northland,Palmerston North,Putaruru,Reporoa,Taranaki,Waikato

march

27feb(feb 27)9:00 AM10mar(mar 10)3:00 PMNorth Island 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Bay of Plenty & Gisborne,Dannevirke,Fielding,Hawkes Bay,LOCATION North Island,Manawatu,Manawatu,Mangatawhiri,Northland,Palmerston North,Putaruru,Reporoa,Taranaki,Waikato

20mar(mar 20)9:00 AM23(mar 23)3:00 PMWest Coast 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island,West Coast

april

03apr(apr 3)9:00 AM05(apr 5)3:00 PMMid Canterbury 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

17apr(apr 17)9:00 AM21(apr 21)3:00 PMSouthland 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Southland

What others gained from this one day workshop

“Fred taught our class a lot in the one day course and doesn’t hesitate to explain any questions in great detail. Highly recommend it to anyone to do. Will be doing a refresher next time he’s in North Island.

DHI is polite and easy to deal with. They are happy to help with any issues over the phone after the course is completed. The best course and enjoyed a lot.”

– Scott Bonk, Tirau

My husband and I attended a one-day seminar with DHI and we simply expected to learn a few tips to better our trimming knowledge. But what we went home with was so much more! Fred challenged us to think outside the box of what we believed to be the causes of lameness and opened our minds to consider the cows’ health as a whole, including her environment, diet and state of mind if you will.

Since we have implemented some changes suggested by Fred we’ve seen our lameness decrease, a lot!  We will be back, and we look forward to it!
– Mel, Patea

It is a really good way to learn all of the things that contribute to lameness and it is explained very well. It also helps to be able to do the practical section and know that someone is there to guide you.
– Margot, Gore

You have no idea how lameness works – do the course. It will change your mind!
– Johan, Morrinsville

Very good, I like Fred’s view on feeding and the health of the hoof.
– Kieryn, Otautau

Upcoming Events

03oct(oct 3)9:00 AM14(oct 14)3:00 PMNorth IslandFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Bay of Plenty & Gisborne,Dannevirke,Fielding,Hawkes Bay,LOCATION North Island,Manawatu,Manawatu,Mangatawhiri,Northland,Palmerston North,Putaruru,Reporoa,Taranaki,Waikato

19oct(oct 19)9:00 AM21(oct 21)3:00 PMMid CanterburyFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

05decAll Day09Advanced Hoof Care Management Course December 2022BOOK TODAYEvent Type :Advanced Hoof Care Management CourseDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

12dec(dec 12)9:00 AM16(dec 16)3:00 PMCanterburyFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

19dec(dec 19)9:00 AM23(dec 23)3:00 PMSouthlandFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Southland

09jan(jan 9)9:00 AM13(jan 13)3:00 PMCanterburyFarm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

27feb(feb 27)9:00 AM10mar(mar 10)3:00 PMNorth Island 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Bay of Plenty & Gisborne,Dannevirke,Fielding,Hawkes Bay,LOCATION North Island,Manawatu,Manawatu,Mangatawhiri,Northland,Palmerston North,Putaruru,Reporoa,Taranaki,Waikato

20mar(mar 20)9:00 AM23(mar 23)3:00 PMWest Coast 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island,West Coast

03apr(apr 3)9:00 AM05(apr 5)3:00 PMMid Canterbury 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

17apr(apr 17)9:00 AM21(apr 21)3:00 PMSouthland 2023Farm locations and days to be confirmed. REGISTER TODAYEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Southland

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Special Offer

On-Farm Group Sessions.

Personalised on-farm workshops for up to 8 people

$2,600 + GST

Personalised on-farm workshops for up to 10 people

$3,150 + GST

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    Meet your instructor

    dhi-dairy-hoofcare-institute-of-new-zealand-tutor-fred-hoekstra

    Fred Hoekstra is widely known throughout New Zealand for his skill and experience in hoof trimming and  for his ability to train others in this crucial  aspect of farm management.

    Originally from Friesland, Holland, Fred moved out to NZ in 1990 to work on dairy farms but quickly realized that there was an opportunity for raising the standard of Hoof care so returned to Holland, gained his Diploma in Hoof Care from PTC Oenkerk, returning to start his own business.

    Fred is passionate about lameness and related issues, and gained his Instructors Diploma in 2011. He is enthusiastic about extending the availability of hoof care training workshops nationwide. He is keen to conduct further research into lameness treatment and the benefits of preventative hoof care.

    For the past few years, he has also presented a 2 day course for final year vet students at Massey University on the theory and practice of hoof trimming as part of their ‘Bovine Procedures Special Topic’.

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