Sunday, 29 May 2016

All4FEET.UK Update

All farmers will soon be receiving automatic notification e mail 2 days before and herdsmen a text message 24 hours of a upcoming visit with a list of animals that where request for rechecks from other hoof trimming visits as well as blocks applied after 5 weeks previous. Farmers on routine visits will receive e mails where animals are requested to be rechecked to the closes allocated visit date i.e. 3 month recheck.

Farmers recording tablet. Sold by the foot trimmer to his farmers and managed by the trimmer like his own employee with the only difference with the farmers tablet is that he can only view the allocated farms the trimmer allows. All tablets will have mobility scoring. The tablet will be identical to the trimmers own tablet including future updates

Monday, 16 May 2016

AHDB Meeting

The Future of Cattle Foot Trimming in the UK
Hi Charlie
On Tuesday 17th May we are holding a UK lameness discussion forum to review the findings of the lameness research conducted as part of the AHDB Dairy Research Partnership, associated research projects and other recent work in the field. As a recognised opinion leader on lameness control, or a representative of an organisation with key influence in the field, we would like to invite you to participate. Our aim is to ensure that recent work is made widely available, and interpreted appropriately to achieve an overall reduction in lameness in the national herd. 
This is a personal invitation; due to the nature of the event and space limitation I’m afraid we are not in a position to add additional participants. Whilst we appreciate that diaries can change, an indication of your willingness and availability to attend would be hugely appreciated at your earliest convenience.
With kind regards,
Jon Huxley (University of Nottingham)
Nick Bell (Royal Veterinary College)
Jenny Gibbons (AHDB Dairy)
Colin Mason (Scotland’s Rural College)
Becky Whay (University of Bristol)

Sunday, 15 May 2016

All4feet Program

ALL4FEET  We have been computer recording hoof reports for 10 years on hoof trimming farm visits and now have purchased a new program with more detail digital information and notification for you the customer.
This program has been designed to allow you to share detailed hoof reports via the internet with your team of Consultants, Farm Manager, Herdsman, Vets, Nutritionist, Students, Farm Assurance and Milk buyers with individuals access controlled by you, this in turn promotes an immediate response to problems, concerns and taking urgent recommended action form your consultants will promote animal welfare and increase profits.
With graphs that high light concerns, the ability to view photos, to compare reports from previous trimmings, to research individual animals, retrieve and use detailed recorded data, to upload data and transfer the data to other relevant internet sites if required or requested. Automatic e mail to all parties informing of updated reports, a text notifications for treatments, recommendations and routine visits reminders with an individual online diary to view all through the internet.
This is a free service we provide, sharing this information with all your consultants can only improve the management of your business. All we require is you to forward e mail address of who you would require to view this information and we will do the rest. 

Hoofman Team

The Hoofman team specialise in cow hoof trimming. Professionally known as Bovine Claw Technicians, who’s main aim is to correctly trim and balance the weight bearing surface on the bovine hoof. Hoof trimming cows is done in order to correct posture, mobility and/or alleviate pain, using specialist tools and equipment. This in turn promotes better animal welfare, performance and profitability by trained and qualified operatives.

The Hoofman Ltd started in the business of cow hoof trimming in 1995 when Charlie Harding attended a 4 day Dutch Claw Trimming course at the Willows Vet Practice in Cheshire. The first year he performed cow hoof trimming on 769 cows in total then the next year he purchased one of the first hydraulic trimming crates and started to increase his hoof trimming throughout and knowledge of cow claw ailments. The Hoofman to date have purchased over 20 Wopa contractor model crushes

In 1998 he joined the newly formed National Association of Cattle Foot Trimmers and soon became an active member on the committee. The main aims of the Association have been to bring together cow hoof trimmers and interested parties to disseminate information especially in the light of the present welfare changes in farming. The Association has continually increased in credibility and is recognised and respected by The Veterinary Associations, Animal Welfare organisations and cow Hoof Trimming Associations from around the world. The Association has improved professionalism within the trade and encouraged foot trimmers to take their training further. Bovine Claw Technicians are now reassessed every 2 years to correct bad habits and to encourage a better standard of hoof trimming.