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Graeme Parker is a hoof trimmer living and working in South West Scotland. He’s been involved with agriculture his entire life. Graeme trims around 16k – 17k cattle per year. ‘I want to use the best tools in the business so that I can complete my service to the best of my abilities.’ The world
August 5, 2021 bovi-bond, claw treatment, dairy cow, hoof blocks, hoofcare, milk production, sole health, trimming
Lameness in dairy cows is a prevalent and costly issue. In fact, according to Manitoba, the financial burden per 100 cows averages almost €10.000. When cows become lame and go untreated, they do not produce as much milk. Worse, the condition can escalate to the point where cows can’t walk, stopping milk production altogether. To prevent
August 5, 2021 bovi-bond, claw treatment, dairy cow, hoof blocks, hoofcare, sole health, thin soles, trimming
The sole on a cow’s claw protects it from outside harm, similar to the sole of a shoe on a human foot. Having thin soles is similar to wearing thin or worn shoe soles. The feet are more vulnerable to ground surfaces when they lack that extra layer of protection. Since cows are on their