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Healthy Hooves Farmer Workshops


DairyTas and YDN Tasmania are hosting free practical and informative lameness management workshops that are open to all dairy farmers.

Lameness is costly to all dairy businesses, however it is something that can be minimised through good management, treatment and prevention.

During the morning session you will learn about:

  • Costs of lameness
  • Minimising lameness with good stockmanship and handling
  • Identifying a lame cow and lameness scoring
  • Restraint, examination and tools
  • Types of lameness and treatment


In the afternoon session (held on a FARM nearby) there will be the opportunity to practice practical lameness treatment techniques: 

  • See the best methods for lifting a cow’s leg and restraining it,
  • Practice how to pare a cow’s foot and
  • Apply blocks to a cows hoof.

Workshop Details:

Tuesday 28th May - Circular Head Recreation Centre, Smithton

Wednesday 29th May - Dairy Plains Hall, Dairy Plains

Thursday 30th May - Legerwood Hall, Legerwood

All workshops will begin at 9.15 and conclude at 2.45pm each day.  Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Groups are kept small so places are limited, please reserve your place early by RSVPing here for your workshop or you will miss out!



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