Saturday, 3 December 2016

Cattle Mobility Scoring

Due to significant interest in the industry to supply highly qualified independent mobility scorers, the National Association of Cattle Foot Trimmers is organising the first of a series of exam days on Cattle Mobility Scoring.

The Cattle Mobility Scoring Exam Day is aimed for those who have experience in cattle locomotion and would like to improve the range of services to their clients. It would also be suitable for those who aim to supply independent twice-yearly mobility scoring to dairy herds on supermarket contracts.

The next NACFT Cattle Mobility Scoring Exam Day will take place on Thursday the 8th of December, 2016 from 9.00 a.m. The course tutors and examiners are Mrs Jo Speed of Kite Consultancy and Mrs Clare Parsons (nee Maggs) of Shepton Vets. The course venue is at Cowsfeet.co.uk's premises at Cadbury Business Park (West Entrance), Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7LH.

The day will cover theory on anatomy and normal cow locomotion behaviour, while delegates are encouraged to actively participate in the discussion. The exam is the final part of the day and is split in two sections, theory and on-farm practical assessment. The delegates to successfully qualify would need to succeed in both parts.
 
Charlie Harding from the Hoofman will be one of 10 delegates attending the Cattle Mobility Exam

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Hoofman mugs


To all the Hoofman customers please read instructions on the back of the Hoofman mugs when offering refreshments


Monday, 17 October 2016

Wopa 51 Sold

Three years old and 31600 cows on the clock and looks as good as the day it was delivered to the William Denny at the Hoofman. So easy to sell only losing £6000 from new. Well done William for keeping it so well maintained.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

All4feet insight

Don't know what you know about the all4feet program but in Feb 2015 I had a plan, Nov 2015 I had my first demo tablet and Jan 2016 we had 6 tables working together. Feb 2016 sold the first tablet. Now we have 28 tablets to hoof trimmers with over 100,000 cows recorded already and 3000 farm reports.
It's like building a house, plans, footings and build. It is a three year build and we have a site, tablet and program with each month a small update version going out to all tablets, sometimes the trimmers site or the tablet. This month is the farmer recording tablet managed by the hoof trimmer. Next month new look face for the tablet and mobility scoring. November invoicing and printer which I am trialing now, Dec hope to go back to the site and make it more interactive for farmers and consultants as the we should have 150,000 cows data to use. Next year I hope to be transfusing data to and from other dairy management sites and someone to use the data to help with the improvement of dairy cow welfare.
There is only one program and those who purchased it in February will have the same app to the person who purchases one in three years time. The tablet is designed by hoof trimmers, the site by vets and consultants and totally managed by a computer development company.
 
The All4feet recording program can be used all over the world www.all4feet.uk
 
Hope that gives you a better insight into the future plan of   ALL4FEET Ltd

Saturday, 17 September 2016

AS AN OLD HOOF TRIMMER NOW I REALISE THAT:


AS AN OLD HOOF TRIMMER NOW I REALISE THAT:

1.   I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.

2.   Sometimes I roll my eyes out loud. Well, actually, I do it a lot!

3.   I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off.

4.   My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance of idiots that needs work.

5.   The biggest lie I tell myself is, “I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it.”

6.   When I was a child I thought nap time was punishment. Now it’s like a mini vacation.

7.   The day the world runs out of  tea is just too terrible to think about.

8.   Even duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound!

9.   Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for 10 minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller? 

10.  If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.

11.  When the kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please. I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes”.

12.  At my age “getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Hoofman now invoices on the day

The Hoofman now invoices on the day with the All4feet Program as well as an up to date price list of all products sold by the Hoofman. Invoices can be printed off and a PDF copy is emailed to the farm account and the the Hoofman accounts. Hoof reports and mobility scoring can now be printed on farm with a added cost  of £2 a days report.

The Hoofman start to print invoices on farm


High quality A4 printing on the move

The All4feet  mobile printers finally offer businesses a reliable way of producing high quality A4 sized prints wherever and whenever they are required. Featuring direct thermal printing, this technology is considered by many to be the only reliable solution for mobile print applications. And as no ink, toner or ribbons are used, this ensures hoof trimmers don't have to source expensive replacements when they run out - the only consumable used is the paper itself.





Compact and lightweight

Despite its incredibly small size and lightweight design, the development and manufacturing process has been focussed on producing a durable, professional printer that can be carried in a computer bag, or permanently mounted in a vehicle.

 

Bluetooth and USB connectivity

Offering the flexibility of both wired or wireless connections means you can connect to a wide variety of devices such as Android tablets and smartphones and laptops.

Bluetooth data transmission is fast and secure thanks to Bluetooth