Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Hoofman moves away from Wopa

Hoofman moves away from Wopa after 20 years and purchasing 23 crushes to 800-1 contractor KVK model.
William Denny will be the operator of the 1st KVK at the Hoofman and should be in use on farm by the end of September.

The reason for the change is as farms get bigger and the window for hoof trimming gets smaller on farm, we at the Hoofman  are looking at a hoof trimmer and assistant on every machine to help with cow flow and cow group management.
The KVK we think tick all the boxes to offer all our customers a better service with less stress on the cow and a hoof trimmer that can concentrate on hoof trimming and treatment, while the assistant can work along side a herdsman and hoof trimmer to make a efficient operation in on farm hoof trimming visit. 

New Product Zone at UK Dairy Day 2015

New Product Zone at UK Dairy Day 2015 being held at Telford on Wednesday 14th September. 

We received a large number of entries for this area which have been put forward to a shortlisting judging panel.  Following their review of all the entries received I am delighted to confirm that your entry has been shortlisted to be displayed at the event.

Each of the 10 shortlisted new products will be displayed in a dedicated area located in the Concourse after Costa Coffee outside the press office.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

New cattle hoof trimmers regulating body

The National Assocation of Cattle Foot Trimmers or NACFT  are delighted to announce the creation of the Register of Cattle Foot Trimmers which though created by the NACFT, will be autonomous, acting independently from the NACFT with its own powers, identity and website. 
NACFT  said “The NACFT committee have been listening hard to welfare groups, the AHDB Mobility Steering Group, supermarkets and milk wholesalers and we felt it was important to set up an independent advisory and disciplinary body that would represent and help protect the interests of milk producers.  As an association we have always believed that only properly qualified foot trimmers should be trimming the nation’s herds but a professional register of properly qualified foot trimmers that farmers could refer to and communicate with in this day and age, is very prescient.”

The Hoofman Team are licensed cattle foot trimmers and take a bi-annual industry-recognised Check Day exam to remain fully qualified and current. This exam and  the creation of the Register of Cattle Foot Trimmers will further set a bench mark of quality and confidence on which farmers, welfare groups and all other interested parties will be able to rely.

100,000 views on Youtube

Hoofman video hits 100,000 views on Youtube