Scott's On-farm Services



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Established in 1985, we treat lame cows and bulls and carry out preventative and routine trimming procedures.

ALL 4 FEET are lifted and trimmed on each animal.

Any numbers - Any where - Any time

We specialise in trimming whole herds but also offer rapid response for critically lame animals.

Freeze Branding, Cow Scanning and Calf Services are also undertaken.

Sole UK and Ireland

distributor for the

SOS Cow Pacifier.

Pacifier hire from £75 per week (plus delivery and return charges, plus VAT)

In For Sale. Reconditioned Cow Pacifier Unit 2 years old and traded in against new unit.New PC board, battery and probe lead fitted(basically a new unit in an older box) 6 months warranty.£515 plus VAT.

# We are urgently looking for good used hoof trimming crushes, mobile and static, so if you have one for sale give us a call #

Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.


Now selling

Knife Sharpening Wheels

Polishing Wheels

Grinding Paste

Wrist Protectors

Blocks/Shoes

Bandages

Knives

Inserts blades for grinders/cutting discs


WHOLE HERD HEALTHY HOOF PLAN

sign up for a whole herd healthy hoof plan. All cows in the herd will be trimmed at least twice during the year (once initially and then a monthly visit would be booked to treat any lame cows plus cows that are drying off.) This is the best way to tackle mobility problems within your herd.

Call and book your herd now!


5 Day Professional Hoof Trimming Course

£995

call now to book

we run trimming courses from 5 day professional courses to 1 day on-farm courses. ring for details

Hoof Trimming Crushes bought and sold

Dairy Farms wanted for Hoof Trimming Training Courses. North and South of Ireland.

Farmers to supply cows for trimming during 5 day courses.

Farmers only charged for blocks and wraps used.


SOLE UK and IRELAND DISTRIBUTOR FOR

SOS COW PACIFIERS

- DON'T GET SMACKED -

GET SMART!!!


Take the risk out of getting kicked or hurt with an unrestrained animal.

 Money Back Guarantee on pacifier units! Buy one and try it for a week- full refund if not completely satisfied #

Se videos on SOS Cow Pacifiers page!

Pacifier hire from £75 per week (plus delivery and return charges, plus VAT)

In For Sale. Reconditioned Cow Pacifier Unit 2 years old and traded in against new unit.New PC board, battery and probe lead fitted(basically a new unit in an older box) 6 months warranty.£515 plus VAT.

ASK FOR A DEMO TODAY!!!

WE ARE ONLY TOO HAPPY TO ARRANGE A DEMO ON YOUR FARM (where possible)

Next day courier delivery on pacifiers units ordered by 1pm

over 600 units sold since October 2012

# see the videos of the pacifier in use at the SOS Cow Pacifiers page #

We can now take credit and debit card payments for Pacifiers and other equipment, therefore speeding up the transaction process and enabling faster delivery.

Next day courier delivery on pacifiers units ordered by 1pm


About Us

Established in 1985,our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Our company objective is to eliminate pain and discomfort caused by lameness in all types of dairy and beef cattle in Ireland. In doing so we also wish to contribute to the performance and profitability of Irish farmers. As lameness rates in the top three factors which contribute to milk cows being culled ( along side mastitis and fertility issues ) this is an enormous cost to the dairy industry each year! Estimates vary, but if you contemplate each lame cow costing an average of £250 ( made up of lost production and condition, antibiotics, associated fertility problems and extra time and labour needed attending to the "lame mob" ) then multiply this by the number of limpies in your herd then it soon runs into thousands of pounds!!! It is not uncommon for some of the larger herds to have in excess of 30% of lame cows in the herd at one time.crush set at end of race ready to start trimming

As a professional hoof care company we would recommend trimming most cows feet at least once a year as a preventitive measure ( drying off time would be a great opportunity to check them over ). If not trimmed at that stage then cows with overgrown and mis-shapen feet, or cows that had been lame previously, should be given a routine trim in early lactation. Any cows which go lame should be treated as early as possible and certainly within 48 hours of first showing signs of problems.

As the most common problems are sole ulcers and white-line disruption, the affected claw should be properly trimmed and a block or shoe fitted to the good claw to transfer weight off the sore digit. Not enough blocks are used on lame cows. The cost of using a block is soon recouped by the return of milk and body condition, not to mention being able to return to the main herd almost immediately.

Digital dermatis is a big problem in a lot of herds and these cases should be treated asap to reduce the spread of the disease among the rest of the herd. We use wraps containing copper sulphate to quickly kill the dermatis spores and heal the affected areas. These wraps must be removed by the farmer after 4 days.

We have been hoof trimming cattle for over 30 years in Ireland, UK and New Zealand, treating approx. 15,000 cows per year. We use the latest hydraulic crushes for comfort and safety of cattle. Preventative trims and treatment of lame cows. Demotec Easy Blocs used to alleviate pain and aid recovery. We use the best equipment, tools and accessories on the market to offer a world class service to keep cows mobile and pain-free. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We are agent for Anka Crushes in Ireland. We also buy and sell used crushes. We offer training courses (from 1 day basic to 5 day professional) for farmers, staff and people wishing to persue a career in the cattle foot care industry. We have trained hundreds of people and former students of our hoof care courses are now working in various locations around the world. We are supplier of all tools and equipment including knives, nippers and glue on blocks. We also offer Freeze Branding and various calf services.

We hope you can find everything you need. Scott's On-farm Services is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.