Cattle Hoof Trimming Exmoor, Devon & the South West

Steve uses the latest equipment and modern technology to help him with his hoof trimming service, including a stand-up crush and two rollover machines.

Trimming

Steve can offer two types of cattle hoof trimming service. Ad hoc trimming when required and routine, scheduled trimming. Routine appointments can be arranged with Steve to trim your cattle herd or individual cattle on a regular basis. These can be as often as you require and Steve can work around you, making the visits as convenient as possible for you and your business.

The Health of your herd

The overall health of your cattle herd is key for maximum outputs. Be this milk yields from a Friesian herd or, the quality of calves that your suckler cows and bull is producing year on year.

For dairy farmers, we can tailor a routine hoof trimming plan that best suits your individual needs and issues. Along with hoof trimming services, Steve can offer advice on vaccinations that your cattle may benefit from alongside healthy feet.

The introduction of new animals to your existing herd can be a threat towards the foot health of your cattle. Unknown foot problems in cattle are not always immediately obvious at auction and it isn't until the cattle have settled in with the herd do you notice foot problems. Highly contagious foot infections such as Digital Dermatitis should not be taken lightly when introducing new cattle to your herd. Steve can help limit the spread of foot infection in cattle and offer professional advice on how to help prevention in the future.

Cattle lameness

Lameness in cattle costs the average farmer in the UK up to hundreds of pounds per animal. Lameness will often be effecting your cattle long before it breaks out and becomes noticeable. Therefore, it is a good idea to regularly have your cattle's feet checked, so that you are maintaining good cattle foot health in your animals all year around.

Causes of cattle lameness

There are many ways which cattle can become lame. Here are a list of some of the more common ways your cattle may have become lame:

  • Digital Dermatitis
  • Abscesses & ulcers
  • Bruising & Laminitis
  • Excessive standing
  • Calving
  • Cubical discomfort
  • Incorrect or over trimming

Ways to prevent cattle lameness

There are a number of ways you can help prevent lameness in your cattle, here are some of the most effective methods:

  • Regular trimming & inspection
  • Foot trimming of heifers before first calving
  • Foot trimming of suckler cows, 100 days into lactation period
  • Copper sulphate or Formalin footbathing
  • Limiting or reducing contact with slurry where possible

More about us

  • Category 1 foot trimmer
  • 20 years' experience
  • Operating two rollover machines
  • Latest stand up crush
  • Latest technology included as standard

Call Steve today on 07915 608 139