The programme is a simple, stepwise approach to managing lameness on dairy farms caused by physical factors. It consists of five key steps that each farm takes with the support of a trained programme provider.
Based on the work of New Zealand's own world renowned lameness specialist, Neil Chesterton, Healthy Hoof has been developed in consultation with vets as well as local and international lameness experts.
Participating farmers tell us the programme's benefits reach further than cost savings from reduced lameness. They also value improved staff performance due to the education and training provided. The clear actions agreed in conjunction with a trained specialist give them more confidence to act and address their lameness problem.