Are training groups of six or more delegates not what you are looking for? Our courses run with a maximum of 4 delegates per course guaranteeing your knowledge transfer and your mastering of the hoof trimming technique. By the end of a very educational and enjoyable day, you shall know your stabiliser from your stress claw and be able to balance a healthy foot 50:50 or an ulcerated one 60:40.
Are you an experienced trimmer that need a refresher, or a herdsperson who is just starting, or a college student? Well then, this course is for you!
Learn primarily through practical tuition and some video demonstrations. Practice the:
- White Line Atlas or 5-Step technique
- Block application
- Knife sharpening
There will be a brief skills assessment before the practical session.
LANTRA certification for this course is available should you choose it. LANTRA as the awarding body, are recognised by Ofqual, SQA and Qualification Wales.
We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland, with venues near you. We work around you to find the most suitable course dates.
Your course will be delivered by not simply a teacher, but by a Masterclass Trainer who has nearly 30 years’ experience as a vet, foot trimmer and a CowSignals Master trainer.
Dan & Laura Barber, Pendine, Carmarthen
“Foot trimming course with Sotirios was fantastic. We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to be taught a great deal on cattle hoof care. Sotirios is a great tutor and very friendly. We enjoyed the day and gained new skills we can now use on our herd.”
Stephen Parsons, Shaftesbury, Dorset
“Learnt all aspects of how a cow’s foot worked. We went through the preventative theory of foot trimming and later the practical side of it. Recommended treatments of lame cows were discussed and demonstrated in practice how trimming would correct these issues for the best result for the cow. I would recommend this course with Sotirios for people interested in getting cows walking correctly.”
Charlie Rickard, Truro
“The foot trimming course was enjoyable and informative. I particularly found the hands-on foot trimming session useful as it has given me the confidence and reassurance to tackle foot problems in my herd.”