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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57 Days 18 Hours 16 Mins 13 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. Advanced Ruminant Nutrition
  6. Afimilk
  7. AG Products
  8. Agri-King Ltd
  9. Agri-Lloyd
  10. Agri-Tech Centres
  11. Agricarbon UK Ltd
  12. Agricultural Supply Services
  13. Agrimin Ltd
  14. AHDB
  15. AIC Services: Feed Adviser Register and Forage Analysis Assurance Group
  16. Air Methods Ltd
  17. Air-Seal Products
  18. Alta Genetics
  19. Animal Health Vision UK Ltd
  20. Animax Ltd
  21. Aphaeas Agriculture Limited
  22. Ariel Agricultural and Equestrian Systems
  23. Arkaya Energy
  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
  66. EB Equipment Ltd
  67. ED & F Man Liquid Products UK Limited
  68. Eggs-Port Ltd
  69. Eko Hoofcare
  70. Elanco Animal Health
  71. Embryonics Ltd
  72. EnviroSystems (UK) Ltd
  74. Evans Vanodine International plc
  75. Fabdec Ltd
  76. Farm Deals
  77. Farmers Weekly
  78. FarmFit
  79. Farmplus Construction Ltd
  80. Feedlync and Herdlync
  81. Field Farm Tours
  82. Finance for Farms
  83. Forage Technology
  84. ForFarmers UK
  85. Forte Healthcare UK
  86. FutureCow
  88. Galebreaker Agri Ltd
  89. Genus ABS
  90. Germinal
  91. Gibson Supplies & Consultancy
  92. Giltspur Scientific Ltd
  93. GLW feeds
  94. Go Low Carbon
  95. Grainseed
  96. Grass Technology UK
  97. Grasstec Ltd
  98. Greencrop
  99. Greenhill Systems Ltd
  100. H L Hutchinson Ltd
  101. Hanskamp AgroTech B.V
  102. Healthy Hooves
  103. HerdVision
  104. Herdwatch
  105. Heuven Livestock B.V.
  106. Heygates Country Feeds Ltd
  107. Hi-Peak
  108. Hi-Spec Engineering Ltd
  109. Hingerose
  110. Hipra UK and Ireland Ltd
  111. Holm and Laue
  112. Holstein UK Group
  113. Home N’ Dry
  114. Hoofcount
  115. Hooftrimming Ltd
  116. Intershape Ltd
  117. JFC Agri
  118. Kelvin Cave Ltd
  119. Kirby Cattle Services Ltd
  120. Kite Consulting
  121. KRKA UK
  122. Lactalign
  123. Lallemand Animal Nutrition UK Ltd
  124. Lely Center Midlands Ltd
  125. Limagrain UK
  126. Linton & Robinson Environmental
  127. Liscarroll Engineering
  128. Livestock Information Ltd
  129. LKL Services Ltd
  130. M & A Calf Systems Ltd
  131. Magdek Thermal Systems
  132. Marlow Ropes Ltd
  133. Maxiscrape
  134. Mayo Cow Comfort
  135. Midland Slurry Systems Ltd
  136. Milking Solutions (UK) Ltd
  137. milkrite | InterPuls
  139. Minshall Construction UK Limited
  140. Mole Valley Plus
  141. Moore Concrete
  142. Mootral
  143. MSD Animal Health
  144. N D Jeans Engineering Ltd
  145. N W Resources
  146. NACFT
  147. Nadins Lime and Stone Ltd
  148. National Farmers Union NFU
  149. Naylor Concrete Products
  150. Neogen
  151. Nickerson
  152. Nightingale Energy
  153. Nimrod Veterinary Products Ltd
  154. NMR
  155. Noble Green Energy
  156. Northern Dairy Equipment Ltd
  157. ODonovan Engineering
  158. Omya UK Ltd
  159. Oxbury Bank Plc
  160. Oxi-Tech Solutions Ltd
  161. Paragon Advanced Breeding
  162. PastureTec Ltd
  163. Pearson Milking Technology
  164. Pectofeed Ireland Ltd
  165. Platts Agriculture Limited
  166. Progiene
  167. Promar International
  168. Provita Eurotech Ltd
  169. Pruex Ltd
  170. QMMS
  171. R E Buildings Ltd
  172. RABDF
  173. RAFT Solutions Ltd
  174. Real Success Ltd
  175. Realistic Agri Ltd
  176. Ricardo-AEA Ltd
  177. Robinson’s Scotland
  178. RS Agri Ltd
  179. Safety Revolution
  180. Saveco Environmental Ltd
  181. Seaways Services UK Ltd
  182. Semex UK
  183. Shearwell Data Ltd
  184. Shelbourne Reynolds Engineering Ltd
  185. Shield Agriculture Ltd
  186. Silagesense Ltd
  187. Silostop Agri Ltd
  188. Smartbell
  189. smaXtec
  190. South West Refrigeration Ltd
  191. Spread-A-Bale Limited
  192. Spreadwise Ltd
  193. Storth Ltd
  194. Strautmann
  195. Sum-It Computer Systems Ltd
  196. Sundown Products Ltd
  197. TCD Energy
  198. Teemore Engineering Ltd
  199. Teisen Products Ltd
  200. The Andersons Centre
  201. The Calf Company Ltd
  202. The Farmart Magazine
  203. The Milkstation Company Ltd
  204. Thomas Bell and Sons Ltd
  205. Timac Agro
  206. Tractors UK
  207. Tramspread
  208. Trident Micro Nutri
  209. Trioliet BV
  210. UK Sires Direct
  211. Uniform-Agri
  212. VES-Artex
  213. VESBA
  214. Vetoquinol UK Ltd
  215. VetPartners
  216. Virus Shield Biosciences
  217. Vogelsang
  218. West Country Products Ltd
  219. Wilson Agri
  220. Wolfenden Concrete Ltd
  221. Women in Dairy
  222. Wooldridge Milking Technologies Ltd
  223. World Wide Sires UK
  224. Wydale Plastics Ltd