INDIRECT COSTS OF LAMENESS
- Reduced Heat
- Cost of extra service
In a 75 cow herd this can average a total cost per cow of €45 in a lactating year which in total terms amounts to a whopping €3375 income loss to a farmer for a single year.
FRS Cahir has trained specialised hoof trimmers to care for the feet of the dairy and suckler herd. They have also invested in the most up to date trimming crates to protect the animals that are being pared.
- The purpose of Preventative Care is to identify and treat ailments before they become apparent clinical cases
- This will help prevent losses associated with reduced productivity and in culling severe cases
- Preventative Hoof Care involves the visual inspection of all cows for early diagnosis and to ensure weight is evenly distributed between and across the animals claws
- Experts recommend routine trimming/paring at least once a year but twice a year would be more ideal
- Curative Care involves the elimination of apparent lameness issues
- Curative trimming needs immediate action immediately on first observation of lameness
Hoof trimming should be done in conjunction with a routine foot bathing regime.
Our hoof operatives are expertly trained and skilled in the 5 Step Dutch Hoof Trimming Method
Observe cows daily for signs of lameness and take action immediately
Prevention is better than cure.