Healthy Feet workshop + hoof trimming demos

Cattle and sheep farmers will be able to get a new grip on lameness by visiting two practical demonstrations and workshops at Livestock Event to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July.

The Healthy Feet workshop designed to help dairy farmers reduce the number of lame cows within the herd will be returning supported by DairyCo. Some of the latest R&D findings on factors impacting on lameness levels will be discussed by industry specialists, with accompanying advice on early effective treatment.

In addition, the popular foot trimming demonstrations will be staged four times a day and feature the most popular techniques by Danish examined trimmer Ole Ebbesen and Lancashire based professional trimmer, Norman Walker. Each will be supported by independent commentary with additional information provided on locomotion.

Livestock Event director, Matt Knight commented: “Cattle and sheep lameness is one of the most significant welfare and productivity issues impacting on livestock farmers businesses. The Healthy Feet workshop is designed to help farmers focus on the prevention and management of cattle and sheep lameness, whilst the ever popular foot trimming demonstrations will provide another valued source of take home information.”

Acutely aware of the UK dairy industry’s extraordinary difficult times, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, is providing every UK dairy farm with one complimentary ticket. All farmers will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for partners and herdsmen at a favourably reduced rate.

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