The calculator also allows the cost of engaging a Healthy Hoof advisor to be compared to the cost of lameness on-farm in preventing a number of cows from becoming lame. The cost for an advisor does not include cost for doing any infra-structure changes.
There is a column to set your own targets. This will illustrate the total impact of lameness currently versus what you think you can achieve on farm.
The calculator conservatively measures the financial impact of lameness and the potential economic gains by reducing lameness through the Healthy Hoof programme. There are many non-financial benefits, including animal welfare and job satisfaction.
To use the calculator, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Start by entering your info into the Current farm data boxes. This will calculate the potential lost revenue per cow and herd.
Step 2: Then complete boxes in the Set your own targets column.
Step 3: Complete boxes under Cost of Healthy Hoof Advisory Service (cost may vary depending on the service provider you use and therefore cost in the calculator is only suggested)
Step 4: Press the Calculate button to work out the cost/benefit.