Hoof trimming records

What do you find the best way to keep track of all hoof work done on the cows on the farm? We do all our own trimming. Currently we enter our hoof records into our herd management program. I find the information to be very basic and not readily available. Do any dairy farmers run the kind of chute side programs that a lot of professional hoof trimmers are running? I like the level of detailed information that is available through such programs, just wonder if it’s worth the money.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...