Every herdsman should know how to trim feet. Even if your dairy owner has an off-farm specialist come to the dairy to do routine foot trimming, you will become a much better, professional herdsman if you learn how to trim feet. These are the reasons why:
• The more you know about the cow’s foot, the more you will understand the importance of foot care to cow productivity.
• Lame cows are sick cows; correct this health problem immediately rather than waiting several days till the foot trimmer comes. Lame cows produce less milk, suffer from pain and become chronic problems when lameness is not attacked immediately.