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03Apr 2016

Does anyone use cowslips and what are your thoughts? This is a question I saw on a forum the other day. It is quite interesting what sort of responses farmers gave. Some thought they were wonderful, some thought they were too expensive, some couldn’t make them stick on for any longer than a few steps […]

27Nov 2014

Article by: Fred Hoekstra This month I am talking to you about the tools that we use when we trim, with particular focus on knives. These are the most important tool that you will use and it is important that they are used correctly which means they need to be kept clean and sharp. We […]

27Nov 2014

Article by: Fred Hoekstra Last month I was talking about knives and made a start on talking about sharpening knives. I want to stress again that a knife should never be sharpened on the back side because you tend to cut into the hoof rather than taking a slice off. If you use a bench […]

27Nov 2014

Article by: Fred Hoekstra Following on from my earlier articles on tools, this month I would like to talk about angle grinders and discs. The angle grinder is becoming increasingly popular for hoof trimming and I am often asked for my opinion about it. If it wasn’t for the angle grinder we would walk around […]