The Far North Coast NSW Young Dairy Network invites you to join us for an on-farm, practical workshop with Andres Ardila
Working on Healthy Hooves
You're invited to join us for a hands-on, interactive session around maintaining 'Healthy Hooves' in your dairy herd - Friday 29th January 2021
Andres Ardila Avila, from Zero Lameness Consultants will facilitate a hands-on, practical session focusing on 'healthy hooves' in our dairy herds.
Why bother with 'healthy hooves'?
Lame cows take time, energy and skill to treat properly.
Lame cows represent a financial cost to your farm business and, therefore, impact on profitability.
Lame cows produce less milk, lose weight, and take longer to cycle.
Reducing the number of lame cows in your herd requires a long-term, planned approach that is supported by the whole farm team.
This on-farm session will focus on the key skills required to maintain healthy hooves in dairy herds. Andres will discuss the equipment required to tether cows for foot examination and hoof work and demonstrate how to do so safely. Participants will have the opportunity to use the tools that are required to trim and repair hooves and practice how to use the tools to optimise hoof health in their herds.
This session will follow-on from the theory discussion presented by Andres' in September 2020. To view a recording of the discussion that covers the theoretical aspects of hoof health please contact Alicia Richters on 0427 916 650.
$0 - this event is bought to you courtesy of Subtropical Dairy Young Dairy Network and Dairy Australia.
Please note that should we get less than 6 participants at an event, this event may be postponed the day before, so please ensure you RSVP.
To help us comply with COVID-19 guidelines, we ask that anyone who is sick or is feeling unwell prior to, or on the day, or has reason to believe they may have been in contact with someone who is at risk of having COVID-19, please not attend.We will gladly provide you with information after the event.
We will be practising social distancing at the event and complying with COVID-19 current event guidelines at the time of the session. We appreciate your assistance with this.