Lameness Village

Come and find out how you can prevent lameness on farm, with practical advice and demonstrations – a perfect opportunity for you to ask questions.

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67 Days 7 Hours 39 Mins 26 Secs

Date Event

Wednesday 7th February 2024

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What is the Lameness Village?

Lameness is one of the dairy industry’s main priorities as part of the Government’s Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP). This year we have a dedicated Lameness Village, supported by VetPartners, in Hall 2a.

This dedicated area will help farmers get to grips with managing lameness in their herd with expert support, advice and tools available.  Visitors can see some cows’ feet showing common and more unusual causes of lameness.

There will be a demonstration of how to manage these cases and a chance to discuss the practical ways to prevent them from occurring.

Demonstration times are: 10.30, 12.30, 14.30.

Who will be on the stand?

Will Gratwick – Farm Vet, LLM Farm Vets

Natalie Parker – Lead VetTech, LLM Farm Vets

Chris Smith – Foot Trimmer, LLM Farm Vets

At 12.00 and 14.00, farmers can also hear how a new and free app from Hoof Count can help highlight the cost of lameness in their herds.

Regular foot trimming is essential in preventing and treating lameness. Routine preventive trimming is a quick, safe, low-stress procedure when a trained person uses a well-maintained and purpose designed crush. Come and see how trimming can be used most effectively to reduce the risk of lameness and help to improve herd productivity.  There will also be training on offer to farmers in the Lameness Village, as well as all the latest equipment, tools and technology that can help producers improve herd mobility.

Lameness is an important focus as it is one of the primary health priorities for AHWP, which forms part of the Sustainable Farm Incentive (SFI) scheme. The initiative will fund the cattle sectors to take national herd health to the next level.  The government is supporting improvement in these areas by delivering four programmes of funding. These include:

  1. Animal Health and Welfare Review: Launched last autumn, to fund vet consultations of up to three hours to discuss animal health and welfare issues on farm. Farmers are paid £372, which could include diagnostic testing or advice on using medicines, for example.
  2. Animal Health and Welfare Grants: From this year, funding will be available to cover equipment, technology, and infrastructure costs that promote health and welfare priorities.
  3. Disease eradication and control programmes: Starting this year, funding will be available to support diagnostic testing and vaccination programmes.
  4. Payment by results: This programme will be introduced by 2025. The focus is on supporting farmers who want to improve the lameness of their cattle further. Funding will be provided to those who show markedly improved health and welfare in their herds.

Thank you to our ‘Lameness Village’ supporters

  1. Abbi-Aerotech B.V
  2. ADF Milking Ltd
  4. Advanced Breeding
  5. Afimilk
  6. AG Products
  7. Agri-King Ltd
  8. Agri-Lloyd
  9. Agri-Tech Centres
  10. Agricarbon UK Ltd
  11. Agricultural Supply Services
  12. Agrimin Ltd
  13. AHDB
  14. AIC Services: Feed Adviser Register and Forage Analysis Assurance Group
  15. Air Methods Ltd
  16. Air-Seal Products
  17. Alta Genetics
  18. Animal Health Vision UK Ltd
  19. Animax Ltd
  20. Aphaeas Agriculture Limited
  21. Ariel Agricultural and Equestrian Systems
  22. Arkaya Energy
  23. ARN Ltd
  24. ATL Agricultural Technology Ltd
  25. Avelair Air Compressors
  26. Barclays
  27. BAUER GmbH
  28. BDC Agri
  29. Bimeda UK
  30. Blade Farming
  31. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK Ltd
  32. Bonanza Calf Nutrition
  33. BouMatic
  34. British Dairying
  35. Browns of Wem LTD
  36. Caisley Eartag Ltd
  37. Calf Igloo
  38. Calibre Control
  39. Cargill
  40. Cattle Eye
  41. CID Lines
  42. Cogent Breeding Ltd
  43. Collinson
  44. Compact Loaders UK
  45. Concept Dairy
  46. Context Bookshop
  47. Corteva Agriscience
  48. Cowcare Systems
  49. Crystalyx
  50. Dairy Data Warehouse
  51. Dairy Light
  52. Dairy Spares
  53. Dairymac Ltd
  54. Dairymaster
  55. Dairypower Slurry Management Systems
  56. Daisy Vending
  57. Dalton Tags
  58. Datamars Livestock
  59. David R Beech Barn Equipment
  60. Davlec Ltd
  61. Daykin Partnership Ltd
  62. DeLaval Ltd
  63. DietCheck Ltd
  64. Digital Dairy Chain
  67. EB Equipment Ltd
  68. ED & F Man Liquid Products UK Limited
  69. Eggs-Port Ltd
  70. Eko Hoofcare
  71. Elanco Animal Health
  72. Embryonics Ltd
  73. EnviroSystems (UK) Ltd
  75. Evans Vanodine International plc
  76. Fabdec Ltd
  77. Farm Deals
  78. Farmers Weekly
  79. FarmFit
  80. Farmplus Construction Ltd
  81. Feedlync and Herdlync
  82. Field Farm Tours
  83. Finance for Farms
  84. Forage Technology
  85. ForFarmers UK
  86. FutureCow
  87. Galebreaker Agri Ltd
  88. Genus ABS
  89. Germinal
  90. Gibson Supplies & Consultancy
  91. Go Low Carbon
  92. Grainseed
  93. Grass Technology UK
  94. Grasstec Ltd
  95. Greencrop
  96. Greenhill Systems Ltd
  97. H L Hutchinson Ltd
  98. Hanskamp AgroTech B.V
  99. Healthy Hooves
  100. HerdVision
  101. Herdwatch
  102. Heuven Livestock B.V.
  103. Heygates Country Feeds Ltd
  104. Hi-Peak
  105. Hi-Spec Engineering Ltd
  106. Hingerose
  107. Hipra UK and Ireland Ltd
  108. Holm and Laue
  109. Holstein UK Group
  110. Home N’ Dry
  111. Hoofcount
  112. Hooftrimming Ltd
  113. Intershape Ltd
  114. JFC Agri
  115. Kelvin Cave Ltd
  116. Kite Consulting
  117. Lactalign
  118. Lallemand Animal Nutrition UK Ltd
  119. Lely Center Midlands Ltd
  120. Limagrain UK
  121. Linton & Robinson Environmental
  122. Liscarroll Engineering
  123. Livestock Information Ltd
  124. LKL Services Ltd
  125. M & A Calf Systems Ltd
  126. Magdek Thermal Systems
  127. Marlow Ropes Ltd
  128. Maxiscrape
  129. Mayo Cow Comfort
  130. Midland Slurry Systems Ltd
  131. Milking Solutions (UK) Ltd
  132. milkrite | InterPuls
  134. Minshall Construction UK Limited
  135. Mole Valley Plus
  136. Moore Concrete
  137. Mootral
  138. MSD Animal Health
  139. N D Jeans Engineering Ltd
  140. N W Resources
  141. NACFT
  142. National Farmers Union NFU
  143. Naylor Concrete Products
  144. Neogen
  145. Nickerson
  146. Nightingale Energy
  147. Nimrod Veterinary Products Ltd
  148. NMR
  149. Northern Dairy Equipment Ltd
  150. ODonovan Engineering
  151. Omya UK Ltd
  152. Oxbury Bank Plc
  153. Oxi-Tech Solutions Ltd
  154. Paragon Advanced Breeding
  155. PastureTec Ltd
  156. Pearson Milking Technology
  157. Pectofeed Ireland Ltd
  158. Platts Agriculture Limited
  159. Progiene
  160. Promar International
  161. Provita Eurotech Ltd
  162. Pruex Ltd
  163. QMMS
  164. R E Buildings Ltd
  165. RABDF
  166. RAFT Solutions Ltd
  167. Real Success Ltd
  168. Realistic Agri Ltd
  169. Ricardo-AEA Ltd
  170. Robinson’s Scotland
  171. RS Agri Ltd
  172. Safety Revolution
  173. Saveco Environmental Ltd
  174. Seaways Services UK Ltd
  175. Semex UK
  176. Shearwell Data Ltd
  177. Shelbourne Reynolds Engineering Ltd
  178. Shield Agriculture Ltd
  179. Silagesense Ltd
  180. Silostop Agri Ltd
  181. Smartbell
  182. SmaXtec
  183. South West Refrigeration Ltd
  184. Spread-A-Bale Limited
  185. Spreadwise Ltd
  186. Storth Ltd
  187. Strautmann
  188. Sum-It Computer Systems Ltd
  189. Sundown Products Ltd
  190. TCD Energy
  191. Teemore Engineering Ltd
  192. Teisen Products Ltd
  193. The Andersons Centre
  194. The Calf Company Ltd
  195. The Farmart Magazine
  196. The Milkstation Company Ltd
  197. Thomas Bell and Sons Ltd
  198. Timac Agro
  199. Tractors UK
  200. Trident Micro Nutri
  201. Trioliet BV
  202. UK Sires Direct
  203. Uniform-Agri
  204. VES-Artex
  205. VESBA
  206. Vetoquinol UK Ltd
  207. VetPartners
  208. Virus Shield Biosciences
  209. Vogelsang
  210. West Country Products Ltd
  211. Wilson Agri
  212. Wolfenden Concrete Ltd
  213. Women in Dairy
  214. Wooldridge Milking Technologies Ltd
  215. World Wide Sires UK
  216. Wydale Plastics Ltd

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