In our previous blog, we gave you some valuable information on how you can get the best dairy from your dairy cows just by providing them with regular hoof trimming with great kits available from Trim-Tec. If you’re still interested in learning how you can prevent future problems with your dairy cows, read the following tips on how you can keep your cows healthy and producing dairy.
- What kind of food are they feeding on? If you’re actively providing hoof trimming for your cattles hooves, then you should know that nutrition matters. To have healthy hooves, your cows should be fed a good ration of trace minerals, vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates.
- How are you feeding your dairy cows? The most practical way to feed your cows could be hurting them. Stick to the most conventional way of feeding, which is feeding your cows a good quality grain at least twice a day. If you have cows that are milking over 80 pounds of dairy per day, then giving them double the amount is ideal. If you’re giving your cows the option of eating hay or forage, then make sure it’s before the grain is given.
- The stall they’re in matters. Cows should be able to lay down for 10 to 14 hours per day, and if the stall is too small and the cow cannot lay down comfortably, they won't. Make sure that each stall is fit for cows. Make sure that you’re giving your dairy cows a soft bed to lay on as well. Sand is a great option for comfort, but make sure that you have stone free sand, as stones can penetrate their soles.
What would happen if there were no more dairy farms out there? What would happen if the cows that gave up their milk for us to drink weren’t healthy? What if all of this could have been prevented by something as simple as trimming hooves? If you’re inclined to learn more about why trimming your [...]
Are you searching for hoof trimming kits that are tough, reliable and well made? At Trim-Tec, you can find all of the hoof trimming tools that you need, and they are available in kits too! We understand that trimming the hooves of your cattle is a tough job, and it can be even tougher on [...]
Hoof trimming is an important part of life for your cattle. Without trimming their hooves, they could be left with unfortunate disasters that not only will you have to deal with, but they will! They could end up being in pain and not being as healthy as you need them to be. With the hoof [...]
It’s that time of the year again, the snow is falling and the mud is piling up! The nasty, slick and cold wintery season has finally arrived in many areas of the United States, which only means that the ground is a muddy mess and your farm animal’s hooves need to be checked.Hoof care is [...]
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone in your life? If that special someone loves to take on a challenge, and they take it upon themselves to trim up the goats, horses and other cattle you have on your family farm, then our hoof trimming tools are for you! We [...]
How important is hoof health to dairy production? Very important. To prevent and control foot problems in dairy cows -- and to maximize milk production -- proper hoof trimming is essential. In the US, there are around 9 million dairy cows, all needing their hooves trimmed 2-3 times each year.With proper hoof trimming and claw care, [...]
You may already know that Trim-Tec is the leading manufacturer of hoof trimming tools. But did you know that Trim-Tec is a fourth-generation company? That's right. Brad Noble Machine Co., the predecessor to Trim-Tec, was founded in 1977 -- in a garage on a dairy farm. Now the original Brad's grandson runs the company, along with [...]
Not unlike a bicycle with a flat tire, a horse with poor hooves has restricted usefulness. People often discuss and even debate the best hoof practices for horses. Often times though, misinformation is fully accepted as truth. Here are a few misconceptions concerning hoof care in horses.It is a myth that white hooves are softer [...]
With the Development of Our State-of-the-Art Hoof Trimming Tools, Discs and Wheels, Hoof Trimming has Never Been this Easy
So you already have a basic hoof trimming kit and all the hoof trimming supplies necessary for proper hoof care. But there is a variety of unique hoof health products available that just may make your hoof trimming tasks a little easier.The Billy Loop Knife is a unique rounded end hoof knife that is great [...]