Awarded £7,400 (40% of the total project cost of £18,500) of LEADER funding from Making it Local for the purchase and installation of a KVK 650 hoof trimmer chute. This investment will improve both animal health and workers’ health and safety.
RE and AM Pearse is a family run farm. The farm is 155 hectares of Grass and 28 hectares of Maize which supports 256 dairy cows, 236 followers 3 bulls and 80 sheep/goats. The Farm employs 4 FTE, including one apprentice.
The hoof trimmer will enable the animal to be securely fastened and moved with no harm to the animal to the height needed for the staff member safely trim the hooves, improving the on-farm health and welfare of the animals. It will also increase productivity and efficiencies on the farm and create a safe working environment for both animals and staff.