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Hoof Trimming Tool
"You don't have to be a professional to do a professional job of hoof trimming. All you need are the right tools. And we now have them," says S. Simon, president of Cattle Care Service, York, Penn.
The firm has introduced a triangular-shaped knife which, for many years, has been widely used in Europe and other foreign countries. "It's faster and easier to use, and does a better job than conventional hoof-trimming nippers," says Simon. "Once you get used to it, you'll be able to trim hooves in half the time it now takes with your conventional tools."
In addition to the triangular knife, Simon recommends "tooling up" with a small 8 in. hand shear for clipping hoof points. He sells the knife and shear, plus a special hand file for keeping the triangular knife sharp, for $57. Or, you can buy the tools separately at $29.50 for the knife, $9 for the file, and $27.50 for the shear.
Cattle Care Service also manufacturers a Simon-designed, hydraulically-operated table to accommodate "the smallest calf to the wildest cow or largest bull" for hoof trimming, castration, branding, dehorning or veterinary treatment. It's available for mounting on a tractor 3 pt., on a trailer or truckbed, or for stationary operation.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cattle Care Service, No. 1, Waterford Prof. Center, York, Penn. 17402 (ph 717 755-0770).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #1