LAME COWS – PREVENTATIVE PLANNING
Lameness can be a common complaint among the New Zealand dairy industry. It can present itself due to a number of factors which can vary across individual cows, terrain and farms. Because lame cows have a direct impact on productivity and a farms ‘bottom line’ (Dairy NZ Lameness Cost Calculator), preventative planning is key. Effective, planned cow management not only maintains production, but also ensures good animal welfare and actively engages staff.
Hoof Star professionals will work with and around your team, helping to identify and minimise the number of lame cows in the herd. With Hoof Star operating onsite as an active part of your cow management plan you ensure a managed, consistent and experienced standard of hoof care.
Regular scheduled assessments and preventative hoof trimming services result in happier cows, safer staff and healthier profits.