Invitation to unique lameness event

Farmers are openly invited to a unique lameness event on the farm of Seamus and Gerard Quinn, Drumaney Road, Ardboe Co Tyrone BT71 5BD, on the 29th Oct from 10.30am to 2pm. The event is being organised and hosted by Provita.

It will feature several practical demonstrations covering; a rollover crush for farmers; an in-parlour explanation of the different stages of Digital Dermatitis; footbathing milking cows, dry cows and heifers. These will be followed by food then brief presentations on the latest research on Digital Dermatitis and examples of successful practical footbathing set up’s.

The practical demonstration uses the static Cow Tipper wedge type rollover hooftrimming crush that is used on the farm every week and manufactured by Northern Engineering, see picture. This station will also outline the practical Lantra approved hooftrimming course run by Parklands Veterinary Group that utilises many unique innovative techniques such as trimming on pm hooves.

Not all Digital Dermatitis is the same. The explanation of the different digital dermatitis stages will allow farmers to better understand this costly disease and how best to tackle the different stages.

The footbathing station will cover the practical issues that can make a footbath successful.

As space is limited and food is being provided anyone wishing to attend must book their place by calling Provita on 02882252352 or email