Veehof Dairy Services Ltd is a Company that is aiming to set the standard for hoofcare in New Zealand and Australia.
Fred Hoekstra (founder of VeeHof Dairy Services Ltd) is a qualified hoof trimming instructor, has been trained in Europe and holds a diploma in hoofcare according to the Dutch method. This is a method adopted all over the world and is proven to be very effective.
To date, we are the only active Qualified Hooftrimmers in New Zealand. We currently offer this service to farmers in Canterbury, Otago and Southland in the lower half of the South Island in New Zealand.
We are also the distributors of the world renowned WOPA claw treatment crush and other hoof trimming accessories. As a matter of fact this claw treatment crush has often been copied but never been equaled. Many dairy farmers and staff prefer to treat lame dairy cows with a WOPA Cattle Crush.
Here at Veehof Dairy Services Ltd, we want to make the farmers more aware of the important role that good hoof trimming plays in prevention and cure of lameness in dairy cows. We run hoof trimming courses and hold seminars to help farmers treat and prevent lame dairy cows in their herd. See Veehof Hoof Trimming Training.
Veehof Dairy Services Ltd was involved in a recent research trial in which we looked at the importance of effective fibre in the diet. The results of this trial can be found under Research on this website.