|Shane setting up the machine|
I am ashamed to admit it had been almost 2 years since they had gotten a full blown trim on their hooves.
.Ungulates ( hooved animals) hooves are constantly growing and as their hooves grow longer it becomes uncomfortable for them to walk and stand.
I mentioned in an earlier post about the cow hoof trimming being
a little stressful for the animal, because of the fact they have to be lifted in order to do the job.
Back in May I actually gave Mattie a little trim in the stanchion rather than stress her during her pregnancy.
My attempt was good and it made her more comfortable but all the girls needed a really good trim. I decided to have them all done before they are bred again...
|Mattie in the stall...|
Normally my husband would need to load the cows up in the trailer and haul them to Stonewall, to a guy by the name of Shane.
He raises Club Calves and offers among other things this service of hoof trimming for cows.
So on around 10:30 Tuesday morning he arrived and set up his machine.
|A surprised Novella|
Then one by one the animals were walked in and strapped in safely..
Once the cow was safely belted in, the machine lifted her up and held her comfortably although
|Shane grinding Sunny's hooves.|
Then Shane began his task.
He used a grinder and made quick work of the
I have to take a few photos of all their feet. I was kept pretty busy taking animals back and forth,
with children so I got photos from someone else.
It was a good day, and something the kids will always remember